Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 08, 1998, Image 37

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    HARRISBURG (Dauphin
Co) - Four speakers at the
Pennsylvania State Grange’s
Pre-Convention Legislative
Conference delivered essentially
the same message; that activism
ensures you have a voice in gov
ernmental affairs.
Discussing topics ranging
from conservation to marketing
agricultural products, the
speakers said we need activism
now more than ever.
“It’s Important to be pro
active when we address animal
(nutrient) issues,” Doug
Goodlander of the State
Conservation Commission, said.
“The Grange played an active
role in bringing about the nutri
ent management law, and we
need to encourage farmers to get
documented so those who ques
tion whether or not a farm is in
compliance, can be told so.”
Goodlander said the nutrient
management law requires high
density livestock and poultry
operations to develop and imple
ment an approved nutrient
management plan.
“Farmers will look good as
they step forward and partici
pate in this program,”
Goodlander said. “It is a pro
active statewide program that
says you are concerned about
water quality issues.”
To learn if your farm is
required by state law to comply
with the program, contact your
local Penn State Cooperative
Extension office and request
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State Grange Prepares For Legislative Session
Dr. Robert Whitlock, a veteri
narian at the New Bolton center,
said Johne’s disease (pronounced
“yo-knees”) is an incurable, but
controllable, disease in cattle
that costs farmers money - espe
cially those who don’t even know
it exists.
“Be pro-active,” Whitecock
said. “Be involved in testing
your herd and then work to
make others aware of it.”
Johne’s disease, Whitlock
said, is in at least 25 percent of
the herd population in
Pennsylvania, and costs farmers
$227 per afflicted cow annually.
“If you believe an indemnity
program is needed,” Whitlock
said. “Then it is going to have to
come from the grass-roots level.”
Whitlock, as well as the other
speakers, came to present infor
mation on issues for the
Grange’s Standing Committees
to discuss, and possibly, gener
ate resolutions for consideration
at the convention this fall in
Meadville, Crawford County.
Dr. Les Lanyon, Penn State
University, detailed the Dairy
Network Partnership’s Milk
Marketing Initiative program.
The program is geared to reward
dairy farmers whose operations
meet environmental standards.
“We’re trying to build a
bridge between farmers who are
environmentally minded with
consumers concerned about
environmental issues,” Lanyon
Although not finalized, par
ticipating farmers would receive
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Dr. Robert Whitlock, from
University of Pennsylvania’s
New Bolton Center, presents
information on Johne’s
money from a pool based on a
five-cent surcharge on every
half-gallon of milk sold imder
the program.
Diane Wilson of the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) reviewed the
Citizens Volunteer Monitoring
Program, designed to monitor
water quality in Pennsylvania.
Wilson said this program is
needed since the state has
84,000 miles of waterways.
“The program consists of 70-
plus groups, over 10,000 individ
uals and 1,500 water sampling
stations,” Wilson said “The com
mon bond is that these people
have is a great love of water
resources and the desire to see
that these resources are around
for future generations to enjoy.”
Dr. Les Lanyon, from Penn State University, discusses
milk marketing initiatives.
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Other buvers ■
Craig's Hog Buying Station Helena Chemical Fair & Hoylman Ins Agency
Sturgill and Associates Purina Mills Inc Brandt’s Custom Slaughtering
Wenger’S Meat & Ice Goods Livestock Waybrant, JF & Sons
Russell Harrison Remecker Ag Products Ag Com, Inc
KC Acres PNC Bank LB Water Service South
Welly Backhoe Service Phil Jeffcoat Gen Contr Allen Jeffcoat Gen Contr
Greenwood Products Reicharts Slaughter Shop Bauer Bus Service
Quarter Century Farm Shady Lane Farm Dawn Rowley
Thomas Equipment Hay's-Pheasant Hunt Daniel Shoop Trucking
Indian Valley Farm Wolfs Bus Lines Jume’s Apple Sauce
York Springs Modular Home Sales Rick Crouse & Family Stanley Bupp ’
Agway - Gettysburg Agway Energy Products Sandocs
Remax - Gettysburg Roger & Kalai Wherley Mentzers Construction
Bcr-Creek Farm Adams Electric Co-Op Adams County Nursery
Arcndtsville Planing Mill Greencaslle Livestock Hollabaugh Bros Fruit Farm
Boyers Surveyors Leorihardt Manufacturing Lawrence Chevrolet
KlmAyr Farms Hostetler Farm Supply Gettysburg Animal Hospital
Crown Trophy, Inc Kc Holt/ Dairy Hoke Mills Inc
Adclc Ogonowski Ymglmg’s Equipment Schwartz Rd Farm
Sollenbergcr Bros Hog Farm Mason Dixon FFA John Hess
Growers Equipment Doug Wetzel York Farm Credit
Hickory Bridge Farm Joe Valcnzia Betty Roberts
Danners Insurance Jean & Ed Cole Boiler Makers Local 608
Jell & Pamela Shaffer Dr Donald Yorlets , Jane s Market
Thanks to York Farm Credit for donating a farm scene throw to the auction and the following supporters foi
buying it Shady Lane Farm and Joe Valenzia
Special thanks to all the parents and volunteers who made the show and sale possible and to our
auctioneer, Rick Foreman
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 8, 1998-A37
Individuals or groups inter
ested in learning more about
this program can contact DEP at
717-787-3730 or e-mail Citizens
.Monitoring@al.dep.state pa us
via the Internet.