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V 01.43 No. 26
Moyer’s Improvements To Junge Farms Net Conservation Honors
Lancaster Farming Staff
NEW TRIPOLI (Lehigh Co.) —
Ray Moyer believes you should
leave the farm in better shape than
you find it
Since he began managing the
farm complex owned by the
Robert Junge family 28 yean ago,
Moya 1 has incorporated smart con
servation on the farm in the form of
terraces, waterways, diversions,
and all the items necessary to
ensure a more improved farm with
better soil.
Preserving Our Most
Valuable Resources
Former Pennsylvania
Secretary of Agriculture
In the eight yean since the
Pennsylvania Farmland Protection
Program was created in 1989,
Pennsylvania has preserved more
acres of farmland than any other
state in the nation. At the end of
1997*. Jl]£. amount of land pre
served in perpetuity was 107,748
acres at a total cost of $217.7 mi£
Grange Members Urged To Support Lawsuit Abuse Reform
Lancaster Fanning Staff
Co.) Several years ago, some
one claimed to have found a needle
in a can of Pepsi.
A lawsuit seemed pending.
Within hours of being televised
nationwide, similar reports were
being reported across the nation.
It was all a lie, an attempt to rip
off a global business giant
Some consider the incident a
j Jim and Barb McMath’s milk bottle collection Includes rare finds from Knagy’s
Superior from Big Valley, Oppelhome Dairy from Newton-HamlKon, Shlrley-Ayre
Farms, and one Imprinted with the words “Keep ’em Flyln’ Buy a War Bond Today.”
mad more about the McMaths’ quest to keep farm history alive through antique col-
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Moyer believes that he doesn’t
want to take good farmland and
simply milk it and, he said, “let the
next guy worry about it”
For their farm conservation pol
icies, Junge Farms was honored in
mid-December last year as the
Lehigh County Conservation Far
mer of the Year.
Moyer cares for six farms own
ed by the Junge family in Lynn
Township. The Moya 1 family
includes Ray’s wife Karen, sons
Jason, 27 with wife Keena and
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lion in state and county funds.
It is interesting to note that
48,325 acres or 44.8 percent—
of those acres were saved in the
eight county South Central As
sembly for Effective Governance
area. This assembly area includes
Franklin, Perry, Cumberland,
Adams, Dauphin, Lebanon, York
and Lancaster counties. And over
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national embarrassment; a testa
ment to the concept that more and
more Americans are that unethical
and immoral that they will do any
thing and say anything to get their
hands on undeserved riches.
Others consider that the ruse, if
successful, wouldn't have hurt
anyone, since a company that size
could afford to lose a couple
hundred thousand or million and
not suffer.
Victimless crime?
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 2, 1998
For his farm conservation policies, Ray Moyer, left, was honored in mid-December
last year as the Lehigh County Conservation Farmer of the Year. Moyer manages the
six farms owned by the Rev. Robert Junge family in yttßAMUthip. The Moyer family
includes, from left, Ray and Karen Moyer, Jay Carls, Robin Bedford, and Suzann. In
front are Suzann’s children, Jordan and Levi. Photo by Andy Andnwa.
What if an attorney filed a law
suit against his mother, claiming
that poor lighting conditions and
steps in disrepair not only were to
blame for his wife's fall and subse
quent injuries, but prevented the
son from enjoying his wife’s com
pany, and therefore his mother
ought to not only pay doctor bills,
but mote for pain and suffering?
Is it frivolous? Or is it an accept
able practice, because it isn’t illeg
al to be repugnantly greedy?
$29.50 Per Year
Such a scenario defies common
sense and logic, but can it be, and
should it be controlled?
If such a thing were to occur
between a mother and a son who
are close and mutually respectful,
it can be assumed that most people
would interpret such a claim as
merely a son’s collaborative effort
with mother to capture a greater
settlement from the mother’s
insurance company.
Otherwise, most would probab
ly wonder why the son wasn’t able
to help out and fix mother’s steps,
or at least be smart enough to exit
the house via a known safe
Scenarios aside, the court
records are filling up with actual
cases where claims stretch the lim
its of understanding, according to
Penn State Dairy Science
Club Presents Awards,
Holds Expo
Union Co. Correspondent
Co.) Meet a cow, adopt a cow,
milk a cow, or show a cow. The
Penn State Dairy Science Club had
something for everyone at its 73
Dairy Expo here in the Ag Arena
last week. '
On Meet-A-Cow Day, 500
Centre County second graders
answered the club’s invitation to
learn about what cows eat, and how
milk is marketed, as well as how to
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many reports over the past 10 to 20
They are being called an abuse
of the judicial system the filing
of frivolous lawsuits.
According to George Wolff, a
private consultant and lobbyist, die
years of failed effort by the Pen
nsylvania Legislature to pass
effective tort reform legislation
has not lessened the need for the
Wolff was one of several speak
ers Monday at the Pennsylvania
State Grange Legislative Day and
Grange Week celebration.
The General Assembly and state
Gov. Tom Ridge proclaimed
Monday, April 27, as state Grange
Day, in recognition of the rural and
agricultural organization. National
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Another part of the Dairy Science
Club public outreach is the Adopt-
A-Cow program in which 230 peo
ple submitted four empty milk and
yogurt cartons from the University
Creamery and an application to
adopt a cow in the university herd.
They receive an adoption certifi
cate with the cow’s name and can
visit their adopted cow at the Dairy
Expo. Penn State students who
adopt a cow are invited to show in
the Expo competition. Jen Davis
and Tetri Snook co-chaired this
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