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Vol. 41 NO. 8
Technology, Politics Continue American Ag Metamorphism
Lancaster Farming Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster
Co.) Perhaps the beginning of 1996 is
not the time to reflecton events of the past
36S days.
Perhaps that time should be reserved for
Groundhog Day.
Or April Fool’s Day.
Or perhaps a reflection should be done
every day until 2000 the year attached
Second Tobacco Auction Opens
KIRKWOOD (Lancaster
Co.) Another tobacco auction in Lan
caster County will begin operation on
Wednesday. Jan. 3, at Mac Bailey's
receiving station at the comer of RL 472
and Noble Road just north of Kirkwood.
Starting time is 1:30 p.m.
Baily said the new auction will make
delivery more convenient to farmers in
southern Lancaster County. The new
tobacco auction is scheduled so the buyers
who normally attend the Paradise Auction
Wednesday morning can attend the after
noon sessions at Kirkwood. Both auctions
arc scheduled to run Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday throughout the selling season^
This year, many tobacco formers Tiave
held out for a higher price than the $1.25
per pound offered at the opening of the
selling season. As a result, buyers raised
Maryland Conservation Districts Honor Cooperators
Maryland Correspondent
Cooperators from the Frederick
and Catoctin soil conservation dis
tricts were recognized for their
dedication to conservation recen
tly at the districts’ annual
Together, the two districts
Jesse Burall, chairman of the Frederick Soil Conservation District in Maryland, pre
sented the Cooperator of the Year Award to Paul and Esther Lambert and Sons Farm,
Utica. From left, back row, Burall, Terry, Donnie, Paul, Esther, Charlie, and Pat Lam
bert. Children are Wesley, Matt, Amanda, Jessica, Kayte, and Bradley Lambert.
happy new year
60e Pur Copy
1995: Opinion And Review
encompass Frederick County. The
boundary separating them is based
on watersheds and runs down the
Catoctin Mountain range.
The Frederick Soil Conserva
tion District program took place at
the Fire Hall in New Midway. The
district traditionally presents three
awards each year.
Cooperator of the Year is
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 30, 1095
to so many “legislative initiatives” that are
to usher in a great bright future and
Die final description of 1995 in terms of
the balance of good or bad events is of
course an individual one.
Statistics about 1995 American life
such as how people ate, spent, worked,
traveled, graduated, built homes, died,
were born, went out of business, or started
in business are still to Be cranked out.
the price in recent weeks to $1.38 to $1.40
per pound. At this price tobacco is'bcgin
ing to change hands, though some farmers
still have a $1.50 goal.
John Yocum, manager of the Penn State
Research Farm at Landisville, said the
quality this year is one of the best And
with weather problems in other tobacco
growing areas and growing world market,
local farmers have an advantage this year.
In other tobacco news, the Lancaster
County tobacco show is scheduled to be
held at the Farm and Home Center on
Tuesday, Jan. 2. Entries are due in at 9:30
a.m. with judging at 1 p.m. County Agent
Bob Anderson is in charge. Entries in the
local show are boxed and sent to the Pen
nsylvania Farm Show later in the week to
be judged on Friday.
Some of the statistics and reports on the
past year won’t be publicized for yean.
So, without all the data, without a com
prehensive spread sheet on 1995, it seems
An Oliver Cletrac HG 68 tractor that Robert Tallman, pictured here, has
restored, Is featured In the 1996 ClasaMMMer Calendar from Classic
Tractor Calendars, Wilmington, Dei. It was selected from hundreds of
entries to appear In the seventh edition of the calendar. Tallman recently
spoke about his efforts to restore the old Oliver tractors which he has
collected. See story page A2l.
awarded to a farmer who has
shown a continuing commitment
to conservation and has signed a
Cooperator agreement with the
district. Frederick County’s win
ners this year are Paul and Esther
Lambert and Sons, who farm
approximately 800 acres near
The Lamberts and their sons
Donald, Charles, Ronald, and
Norman, along with Esther’s
brother Richard Fogle, maintain a
milking herd of 300. They
installed a large ag waste facility
several years ago and hosted the
The Farm Show Is Coming
With the new year just around the comer, thoughts of a large number
of fanners and agribusiness people turn to the Pennsylvania Farm Show
that is scheduled January 6 to 11. Actually, judging starts on Friday the
Sth, but the show is not open to the public until Saturday.
To help you prepare for the annual trek to the Farm Show Building in
Harrisburg, we get a jump on our coverage.'On pages 817-820 we have
the layout of the show buildings with the exhibitor’s spaces marked.
You will also find the judging and meeting schedules in both text and
graphic forms.
Next week is our annual Farm Show Issue with many on-farm fea
tures, expanded coverage of the highlights of the show, and advertising
messages from the commercial exhibitors who invite you to visit them
during the show. But we start our coverage with several stories this
week about farm families involved at the show. On the Kids Page (BIO)
the Donough family tells about their experiences. And on page Al 7
Heidi, Luke and Gabe Svonavec along with their parents Dave and Bet
ty Lou Svonavec from Somerset County tell how they literally take up
residence for a week in Harrisburg.
To accommodate our early publication date to meet the opening of
the Farm Show, we have early deadlines for advertising and news sto
ries for the January Sth issue. They are as follows:
• Office closed New Years Holiday Monday 1/1.
• Public Sale Ads 4 p.m., Friday, 12/22 (past).
• Mailbox Markets 5 p.m., Friday, 12/22 (past).
• General News Noon, Wednesday, 1/3.
• Classified Section C Ads 5 p.m., Tuesday, 1/2.
• All Other Classifieds 9 a.m., Wednesday, 1/3.
Four Sections
the best thing to do is to fall back on per
ceptions, recognized milestones, and
newsworthy events.
(Turn to Pago A 22)
Catoctin and Frederick Soil Con
servation Districts Annual Con
servation Tour in 1994.
The Lamberts use minimum til
lage, conservation cropping sys
(Tum to Rage AM)
$25.00 Par Year