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Bankers meet In Rotifer’s milking parlor.
ATTENTION DAIRY FARMERS!
TIRED of the small 10$ to 15$ incentives to stay where you're at?
FARMERS do we not have the product? (THE POWER IS IN THE TANK)
AMERICAN RAW MILK PRODUCERS
ARMPPA is now working with farmers who want to price their milk before it leaves the farm.
LAST 40 YEARS PRICING HISTORY
(Based on M&W series and Basic Formula Price)
1963 - $3.11
1973 - $6.30
1983 - $12.49
1993 - $ll.BO
1997 - $12.05
IT IS FINALLY ANNOUNCED THAT THERE IS A SEVERE SHORTAGE!.!
HOW MANY OF YOU DAIRY FARMERS ARE MAKING MONEY FROM IT???
LET’S COMPARE OUR MILK CHECK TO THE CO-OP’S PAYCHECK.
THAT’S A MILLION DOLLAR STATEMENT.
n For more information, call toll free: East Coast ARMPPA Office 1-877-367-6455
National Agriculture Bankers Visit Pennsylvania
TIRED of low milk checks? TIRED of unpaid bills?
TIRED of hearing “THERESA SURPLUS...
BECOME MORE EFFICIENT...MAKE MORE MILK... ”
ARE WE NOT WORTH MORE THAN CENTS?
PRICING ASSOCIATION “ARMPPA”
We are now in 1
ARMPPA is not a milk plant, but simply a price setting agency
striving to work with all existing milk handlers.
(Contlnutd from Pago At)
national meeting of the committee
was held in Southeast Pennsylva
nia this year.
On Saturday, an extensive tour
of Lancaster County helped show
the visitors from many states how
agriculture works in the local area,
.-farm visits were made to Dwight
and Cheryl Hess. Ml Joy, and the
Robert Rohrer and Sons family at
Washington Boro. Lunch was
served at an Amish farm home near
Held trip sponsors included
Wenger Feeds, Kreider Dairy
Farms. Chen Mushroom Farms.
Hoober, Inc., James Garber and
Sons, New Holland North Ameri
ca, Inc., Pennfield Corporation,
and First Union/Corestales.
Visitors on the bus tour Saturday
included Jim and Jill Atchinson
and son Christopher, Wisconsin;
Terry Barta and children Jerry and
Jade. Kansas; George Beattie,
Nebraska; John Blanchfield and
Pattie Boerger, both from
Washington, D.C.; Gary and Han
nah Canada and married children,
Gary and Angie Canada, and Joe
and Nikld Steward, Arkansas;
Dennis and Jan Everson and child
ren Kim. Shanda, and Angela,
South Dakota; Jesse and Kay Fos
ter, Oregon; Van and Jan Kotell,
Milk Price Makes Record
(Continued from Peg. A 1) remain unsettled According to the
, . . , . report prepared by the National
already trading at price levels near Milk producers Federation, neith
n j . er buyers or sellers are comfortable
Both butter and cheese markets wit }, die recent price volatility that
Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, July 18, 1998-A39
Nebraska; Marc Meyer, Iowa;
Scott and Rosemary Shafer, New
Mexico; David and Lisa Tribble
and children Derek, and Lynette,
Missouri, and Mike and Jane
Boyd and his wife Linda and
children Brian, Cindy, and Kevin
hosted the tour.
Special guests included Don
Billet, tour guide; Christian Herr,
deputy secretary, Pennsylvania
Department of Agriculture: John
Schwartz, Lancaster County exten
sion director, James Shirk, ag ser
vices manager, Lancaster Chamber
of Commerce and Industry; Ed Kli
muska, writer of pictorial book on
Lancaster County; Keith Baum,
photographer for the book; Bill
Hughes and Ted Bowers, associ
ates at the agri-finance department
at First Union/CoreStates; and
Carlton Moe, Lancaster
“We wanted this to be a family
affair,’’ Boyd said. “Usually these
events do not include the children,
but our sponsors made it possible
to include the children. We wanted
to show the bankers from other
areas of the country what we have
in Lancaster County. These bank
ers have been a pleasure to work
with while I have served on the
national bankets ag committee.”
' With these additional
declines in butter pro
duction, marketing con
ditions are likely to
remain tight. Increased
imports are going to
provide some relief, but
the magnitude of the
price impact is
that has appeared in
these markets. Historic
market indicators are
providing no clear signs
concerning future price
movements or direction
in the butter and cheese
For the first time in
seven weeks, butter
prices at the cash market
The current price level
for AA butter is $.9850
per pound. With these
historic price levels,
imports of butterfat are
finding their way into
the domestic market
above quota levels.
According to the dairy
update report distri
buted this week by the
Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa
reports suggest that new
Zealand is one country
that is preparing to ship
butterfat into the domes
continues to decline.
For May, production
was 92.2 million pound
s, 10.2% below May
1997 and 10.4% below
April of this year.
Through May of 1998,
butter production is
about 9.0% below 1997