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    Alf-Lancaater Farming, Saturday, October 24, 1998
Aquaculture Finally Agriculture
We wish to be among the first to offer a welcome to Pennsylva
nia’s aquaculture industry as a new official member of the state’s
agricultural family.
Up until now aquaculture was not legally regarded as agriculture
in Pennsylvania.
In fact, it was only within the past decade that the wet world of
growing food and fiber received even federal recognition and
But with the state Legislature coming through with its promise
of legislation to send to the governor, and the quick signing by
Gov. Tom Ridge on Oct. 16, the reasons why aquaculture has been
slighted for so long are suddenly unimportant.
It’s officially here.
A rapidly dwindling supply of the world’s wild aquatic foods, a
growing human population, and a tightening of space available for
traditional agricultural species and practices have been some of the
major forces supporting the growth of commercial-scale
Aquaculture can provide solutions to problems that don’t get
solved because of other people’s and business’s conflicts of
Technological advances, and, in most cases, low environmental
impacts are some of the highly attractive features that aquaculture
has always enjoyed, even if not always appreciated.
Further, aquaculture provides a new entreprenuerial frontier for
everyday people.
It is a frontier because it is not yet locked up and price
There is opportunity: not every aquatic species or product in
demand has been produced in an aquacultural setting, much less
produced in such great quantities as to prevent other small busines
ses from becoming established.
The state law has been amended to include aquaculture within
the realm of agriculture, and though state officials and the Legisla
ture have for some time provided aquaculture with some of the
courtesys, respect and support provided the rest of the state’s agri
cultural industry, the signing of law makes it clear what the farming
of fish and aquatic life actually is agriculture.
Natural Habitats Workshop, Penn
State Berks-Lehigh Valley Col
lege, Reading, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
State Grange 126th Annual Ses
sion, Crawford County Hosts,
Days Inn, Allegheny College,
Mcadville, thru Oct. 28.
Farm and Natural Lands Trust of
York County Annual Harvest
Fesl. Brown’s Orchard Farm
Market, Loganville, thru Oct.
Westmoreland County Cattle
men’s Graded Feeder Calf Sale,
Westmoreland Fairgrounds, 7
Fred and Kathy Fries Woodlot,
Madison Township, Columbia
Md. and Va. Milk Producers Meet
ing, Port Royal Fire Hall, Port
Royal, noon.
Md. and Va. Milk Producers Meet
ing, Penn Township Fire Hall,
Huntsdale, 7 p.m.
Susquehanna and Wyoming
Counties Combined Annual
Meetings, Montrose Bible Con-
Lancaster County 4-H Recogni-
❖ Farm Calendar**
9 , *
don Night, Sherwood Knoll,
Comfort Inn, Centerville, 6:30
Md. and Va. Milk Producers Meet-
ing, United Methodist Church,
Centerville, noon.
Lancaster County Poultry Ban
quet, Willow Valley, 6:30 p.m.
Conservation Tillage and Preci
sion Farming Field Day,
George Snyder Farm, Red
Lion, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday. October 2K
Regional Cooperative Leadership
Workshop, Altoona Ratnada, 9
a.m.-ll a.m.
PCC Annual Meeting, Ramada
Inn, Altoona, 11:30 a.m--5 p.m.
Penn State Student Visitation Day,
Penn State University, thru Oct,
Thursdav. October 29
Inaugural Project Ceremony,
Berks and Lebanon counties
conservation districts, Kissling
Farm, Heidelberg Township,
Saturday, October 31
Delmarva Driving Club Inc., Fall
Harvest at Pepperbox, near
Laurel, Del., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
N.Y. Beef Producers Tele-
Auction, Empire Livestock,
Bath, 1 p.m.
To Understand Frost Damage
If temperatures reach freezing
before com or soybeans reach ma
turity, damage will occur, accord
ing to Robert Anderson, Lancaster
County extension agronomy
With com, maturity is reached
when the black layer is formed at
the base of the kernel. Soybeans
reach maturity when the pods are
no longer green.
At maturity, com is roughly 35
percent moisture and soybeans are
between 18 and 20 percent mois
At maturity neither crop will
accumulate any mote dry matter.
Frost before maturity will reduce
both quality and yields. Frost
damaged com will We small and
misshapen soft kernels. The in
complete development of the
starch structure causes a pithy ker
A high percent of kernels break
during handling. Low test weight,
below 45 pounds per bushel, will
result in low protein levcls and
low digestion.
Amino acid levels will be very
variable. Frost-damaged soybeans
will show green on elongated yel
low beans that shrink to smaller
than normal size after drying.
Green beans are difficult to extract
oil from and the oil content is re
To Manage Frosted Corn
Appropriate management of
frosted com may help reduce yield
losses and maintain the feeding
value, according to Robert Ander
son, Lancaster County extension
agronomy agent. Frost damage to
com will occur whenever tem-
Dynamic Duo Spotlight Sale, Fre
derick Fairgrounds, Frederick,
Workshop, Ramada Inn,
ADADC Dist 18 meeting, Yod
er's Restaurant, New Holland,
7:30 p.m.
Md. and Va. Milk Producers Meet
ing, Grcencastle Special Events
Center, Grcencastle, 7 p.m.
Northampton County Cooperative
E ‘ S'
Northeast Heifer Contract Raising
Symposium, Binghamton
Regency Hotel, Binghamton,
N.Y., thru Nov. 5.
Md. and Va. Milk Producers Meet
ing, Fulton Grange Hall, Wake
field, noon.
Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable
Industiy Show, Plover, Wis.,
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pcraturcs remain below 32 de
grees for 4 to 5 boms or anytime
the temperature declines to 28 de
grees, even if for only a few min
utes. Negligible losses will occur
if the grain has already dried to 35
percent moisture or lower, even
with a severe host.
If any green leaves remain after
the frost, even leaves below the
ear, the com plant will continue to
live and mature. This will increase
it s dry matter content.
A good rule of thumb to re
member let frosted com stand
as long as there ate green leaves
and the ear has not former the
black layer.
To Use Frosted Corn
And Soybeans
The best use of frosted com is
for animal feed.
Robert Anderson, Lancaster
County extension agronomy
agent, reminds us that frosted com
should be tested so that your feed
ing program may be supplemented
October 25, 1998
Background Scripture:
2 Kings 5 1-19
Devotional Reading:
2 Samuel 12:1-15
“He was a mighty man of valor,
but he was a leper. ”
That was what people were say
mg about the great Synan general,
Na'aman. He was the most famous
military figure m Syna and had the
full confidence of the Syrian king.
But, he had a flaw; he was a leper
and leprosy was one of the most
feared diseases in the ancient
world. He had a promising career
ahead of him, but now all that was
thrown into doubt.
In the case of Na’aman (NAY
uh-mon) it was a physical afflic
tion, but almost anything can rum
a life, spoil a career, jeopardize a
relationship or threaten a faith.
“He would have been a great
CEO, but he’s got that drinking
problem!” “She has a great voice,
but she's a hypochondriac!"
‘They’d be a great couple, if only
they weren’t always putting each
other down.”
You probably can write some of
your own “yes, hut's” and “if
only’s.” What is it in your own life
that keeps you from being the per
son God created you to be, that
keeps you from fulfilling your
God-given potential, that spoils
the good life that God gave you?
What might people say of you;
“He/she is fine, but...”?
That might have been the end
of the great general’s career, ex
cept for a little nobody who had
no reason to help Na’aman, but
did anyway. She is one of those
little people, who at the right time
and place can make an important
difference, even if we never learn
even their name. All we know of
her is that she was an Israelite who
had been kidnapped in one of
Na’aman’s raids and made a slave
in his household.
From a strictly human stand
point, she should have hated
Na’aman and his wife But, struck
by the plight of her master, she
said “Would that my lord were
with the prophet who is in
Samana l He would cure him of
his leprosy" (5:3). Something
higher than “an eye for an eye, a
tooth for a tooth” was at work in
this little nameless Israelite maid
with additional protein or
Fungi may present a problcg
You will need to check for fuuj
growth during storage.
Expect storage time to be «
duced by as much as SO peiceg
The best use of frosted soybeans!
also livestock feed. Processor
will discount for green beans.
green must be refined out of
Oil from immature beans ofe
contains high levels of free fait
acids which causes rancidity
Meal from immature beans wj|
contain more residual oil than tin
normal O.S to 1.0 percent.
Direct marketing from the fieli
will usually result in the hlghcs
discount for green soybeans,
Cleaning and proper drying may
improve the marketability of these
Feather Prof, ’s Footnote: *lt is
what you learn after you know n
all that counts." John Wooden
How often does a prominent
persons take advice from one of
these “little people”? Not very
often, unless... there’s nowhere
else to go. Na’aman had obvi
ously exhausted all his known al
ternatives, including the Syrian
religion But he was desperate and
when people are desperate they
may turn to anyone they can tor
help I can’t imagine how often I
have witnessed that Sometimes,
that is the only way people come
to God.
So, Na’aman goes off to Israel
hoping for a cure from what oth
erwise would seem a most un
likely source. The reaction of
Samaria’s king is human and hu
morous. Self-centered and ex
tremely insecure, he interprets
Na’aman’s request a pretext by
the Syrian king to cause him
trouble: “Only consider, and see
how he is seeking a quarrel with
me” (5:7). There are some people
who are so paranoid that they in
terpret everything in life as a per
sonal threat.
Na’aman finally arrives at
Elisha’s home with a grand en
tourage of horses and chariots. So
he is insulted when, instead of
coming to meet him, the prophet
sends a messenger with a simple
prescription; “Go and wash in the
Jordan seven times, and your flesh
will be restored” (5:10). Na’aman
was furious—didn’t Elisha know
who he was? Did he not realize
how important he was? Angry
and petulant, he was ready to turn
around and go home.
Once again, however, one of
those “little people” saved the day
for Na’aman. Some nameless ser
vants took considerable courage
to say to this angry man: “My fa
ther, if the prophet had com
manded you to do some great
thing, would you not have done
it? How much rather, then, when
he says to you, ‘Wash, and be
clean?”’ (5:13).
So, because he had nowhere
else to go for help, Na’aman over
came his pride and prejudice and
let some of the “little people” lead
him to the most important heal
ing he would ever experience.
Lancaster Farming
Established 1955
Published Every Saturday
Ephrata Review Building
1 E. Main St.
Ephrata. PA 17522
Lancaster Farming, Inc.
A Stemman Enterprise
William J. Burgess General Manager
Everett R. Newswanger Managing editor
Copyright 1996 by Lancaster Faring