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V 01.43 No. 20
Part II: Nutrient Management Proposals Challenge Farming
(This is the second installment
in a report on proposed changes
to national rules to protect the
nation’s water supplies through
the Clean Water Act, and the
issues and programs in Pennsyl
vania that may be qffected by
those proposals.)
Lancaster Fanning Staff
Co.) The ability for any fanner
to spread animal manure on his
Susquehanna County
Dairy Day Draws
More Than 800
Bradford Co. Correspondent
ELK LAKE (Susquehanna Co.)
Both exhibitors and farmers
agree that attending Susquehanna
County Dairy Day is a positive
experience and that positive feel
ing is reflected in die number of ;
fanners and agribusiness people'
the event draws.
Nick Place, county extension
director and agricultural agent
with the Susquehanna Cooperative
Extension Service, estimates that
Winners at the Maryland Holstein Convention, from left,
Darren Remsburg, 1998 Maryland DJM winner; April Hall,
overall record book trophy winner; and Amy Miller, 1998
Maryland OJM winner.
Maryland Holstein
Convention Held
In Timonium
Maryland Correspondent
Upper Chesapeake Holstein
Club hosted this year's annual
Maryland Holstein meeting and
banquet. The meeting, held at
the state fairgrounds in
Timonium, marked a change in
format from previous years,
when the meeting was held in
conjunction with the state sale.
Four Sections
land is at risk, according to reports
presented last week to the Pennsyl
vania State Conservation Com
mission Nutrient Management
Advisory Board at a regular meet
ing in Harrisburg, and summaries
of information available from the
U.S. Environmental Protection
The threat to traditional and
even modem agricultural land
applications of animal manure is
coming from the Clinton Admi
nistration as a reaction to three
more than 800 humeri and agri
business people attended the annu
al Susquehanna County Dairy Day
held at Elk Lake High School
He attributes much of their suc
cess to the fact that it is a group
“It’s a committee effort,” said
Place. ‘The committee puts a lot of
work into it and a lot of effort
Ownership of Dairy Day goes to
the committee.”
(Turn lo Pag* A 23)
This year the sale will be held
the evening of April 9 at the
Keynote speaker at the meet
ing was Dr. David Kohl, profes
sor of agricultural finance and
small business management
and entrepreneurship at
Virginia Tech. Dr. Kohl talked
on megatrends in agriculture
and family business transitions.
He addressed the current state
(Turn to Pago A2O)
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 21, 1998
things: the phenomenon of inte
grated, high-density livestock pro
duction in the United States; a
guessed connection between
excessive soil and water phosphor
us levels and a potentially danger
For his work as a salesman for no-tlll and conservation practices In the area, the
Dauphin County Conservation District will honor David Woland as the Conservation
Fanner of the Year at the district’s banquet on April 2. Photo by Andy Andrawa
Dauphin Conservation Farmer Sells No-Till
Lancaster Farming Staff
HALIFAX (Dauphin Co.)
Steep hills. Easily credible land.
Those two elements can work
heartache into any conservation
Often, great steps need to be
taken terracing, waterways.
Early this week before the low pressure weather systems moved Into the area from
the west, farmers were busy getting a head start on spring work. Hauling manure and
spreading lime and fertilizer were common operations in the fields. The cool weather
has slowed pasture growth but the open winter helped bring on early rye pastures. In
the photo, Paul Zimmerman spreads fertilizer in Isajah Millers’ fields located along
Forest Hill Road south of Brownstown off Route 772 in Lancaster County. The photo
grapher caught up with this spreading operation late Tuesday afternoon Just before
the clouds completly covered the sun for the rest of the week. Photo by Evaratt News
wangar, managing adltor.
$28.50 PerYear^-^
ous, brackish water organism, plis
teria piscicida; and the belief that
the highly visible agricultural sec
tor is an uncontrolled and major
contributor to long standing
national problems with water
contour cropping to ensure soil
doesn’t end up down river.
But Dauphin County conserva
tion farmer David Woland was
sold on another idea years ago.
That simple practice of seeding
and maintaining crops without cul
tivation has worked wonders on
600 Per Copy
Last week’s report on the pre
sentations to the Pennsylvania
State Conservation Commission’s
Nutrient Management Advisory
(Turn to Pag* A 29)
soil conservation on farmland that
he rents and as custom operator for
several other farms in the Halifax
and Enders regions of Dauphin
For his work as a salesman for
no-dll and conservation practices
in the area, the Dauphin County
(Turn lo Pag* A 35)