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Vol. 44 No. 5
Mount Joy farmers Terry and Belle Frey and son Adam
pose with bales of tobacco ready for sale. Most tobacco far
mers have not sold their 1997cr0p and are in the process of
stripping the 1998 crop. Efforts are underway to form a Pen
nsylvania marketing cooperative to help bring southern
buyers back Into the local market.
Farmers Ready To Vote On
Tobacco Marketing Auctions
Managing Editor
MT JOY (Lancaster Co.) The
attempt to form a Pennsylvania
tobacco marketing cooperative
centered in Lancaster County auc
tions has progressed to the point
where 200 farmers with a total of 3
million pounds of tobacco have
paid $5O memberships and the for
Gary Caligiuri, owner of Sunny Dell Foods, Kennett Square, sees an improving
market for mushrooms grown In this country. Recently the industry united to stem the
“dumping” of cheap mushroom Imports into the country. Read more about those
efforts in the story on page A2B. Photo by Andy Andrews
Four Sections
mation committee has gone on
record to recommend the auctions
be started. But the total member
ship (those who have paid their
dues) must have the opportunity to
vote approval before anything
more will be done. The opportunity
for this vote will be given on Friday
morning, December 11, at Harvest
Drive Restraint located south of
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 5, 1998
Want Moratorium On Hog Farms
(Part 2)
Lancaster Fanning Staff
Co.) Environmentalists domi
nated testimony provided the
USDA and the U.S. EPA during a
recent ‘listening meeting’ held at
the'Sheraton Inn Harrisburg East
in Union Deposit
. The USDA and EPA have joint
ly issued a draft of a proposal out
lining how the two agencies would
work together using interpreta
tions of existing authorities to get
livestock farmers across the nation
to have comprehensive nutrient
management planning done and
implemented on their farms by
It is called the USDA/EPA Joint
Unified Strategy for Animal Feed
ing Operations (AFO).
In last week's issue of Lancas
ter Fanning, the presentation of
the proposal during the meeting
was outlined, and ‘listening panel’
members and technical panel
members were reported.
Route 340 just east of Intercoruse.
Starting time is 11 ajn.
At present most tobacco farmers
still have their 1997 crop sitting in
the sheds unsold and they are
beginning to strip the new crop
with still no reports of buying
Jane Balmcr, a Mt. Joy tobacco
(Turn to Pag* A 32)
$29.50 Per Year
There were 23 people who had
signed up to testify during the
meeting (which conflicted with the
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau annual
convention held in Hershey),
although several backed out horn
taking the floor, in deference to
submitting written testimony
directly to federal agencies.
The meeting and testimony was
documented through the con-
Three-year-old Amanda Schrecongost, Creekside, India
na County, Joins national celebrities sporting milk mousta
ches. The Mini Milk Mustache Contest gives kids, ages one
to five, a chance to become the next milk mustache model.
The contest is helping parents “get the picture” that milk
arid milk group foods ate among the best calcium sources
for growing bodies.
Snap a picture of yourchiid wearing a milk mustache and
your child’s response in 10 words or less to the question,
“Why do you drink milk?”
In addition to the national selection, finalists from each
state will receive prizes. All entrants will recipe a “Sing-A-
Long Milk Melodies” audio tape and a “Milk and Me” educa
tional booklet while supplies last The contest ends Dec. 15.
For information on how to enter your half pint in the
national contest, call 1-800-WHY MILK. Turn to page BlOto
read why milk is Amanda’s favorite drink.
Special Pages/Advertisi ng/Ne ws
Deadlines For Holidays ,
Farm Show Issues
A number of special pages are planned for Lancaster Farming in the
coming weeks. In addition, the Christmas and New Year holidays bring
special deadline schedules, too.
But first look on the inside of the back cover of Section A in this issue
for the new seven-day weather forecast for Lancaster Farming ’s major
coverage area. This special service to fanners will continue each week
in this location.
In the Dec. 19 issue, we plan to have the semi-annual newsletter for
Pennsylvania DHIA. Here the association will present their review of
the year and bring news of special interest to their members as well as to
all dairy farmers. In the Dec. 26 issue we dedicate a few pages to the
introduction of the Pennsylvania Young Farmer convention to be
hosted by the Manheim Chapter in early February. We will have
registration forms and an extensive review of the program.
The issues for the first two weeks in January will have news and
advertising messages related to the Keystone Farm Show and the Pen
nsylvania .Farm Show.
December also brings the Christmas and New Year holidays. For
Lancaster Farming this means many of the advertising and news dead
lines will need to be early to accommodate the publication of the Dec.
26, Jan. 2, and Jan. 8 issues. Some deadlines fall in the week prior to the
week of publication.
These deadlines are as follows:
(Turn to Pago A3B)
600 Per Copy
traded services of a court reporter.
A draft of the proceeding’s tran
script was used as reference for
this report A final version needs to
be completed.
The USDA/EPA effort has a
goal of receiving comments on the
draft proposal for a Unified
Strategy by Jan. 19.
(Turn to Page A 24)