Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 26, 2000, Image 1

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V 01.45 No. 43
What a beautiful scenic countryside we have this year. The wonderful crop
year is so appreciated after last year’s drought. Pennsylvania Agricultural
Statistics Service Crop Summary reports 97 percent of the state’s soil mois
ture is adequate or in surplus. Small grains and vegetable harvesting is well
under way. Lancaster County tobacco farmers are into the annual fall harvest,
but the lack of a good market has reduced the number of acres planted.
Silo filling just started this week, but the com is still very green. Corn state
wide was reported at 85 percent tasseled, with conditions variable but mostly
Cow Cam: A
New Adventure
EPHRATA (Lancaster Co.) -
As part of Lancaster Farming’s
ongoing effort to support the ag
ricultural community and bring
interesting farm features to our
readers, a new adventure is in
progress. To help our city and
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Lauduc Broker Mandy EX-95 2E.
Four Sections
Industry Officials Want Producers To Vote On Pork Checkoff
Lancaster Farming Staff
In-person voting on the pork
referendum begins Sept. 19 at
your local Farm Service Agency
office. The referendum voting
ends Sept. 21.
The purpose of the referen
dum is to allow pork producers
and importers to vote on
whether to continue the
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 26, 2000
checkoff program administered
by the National Pork Board.
The referendum will decide
whether to continue the current
pork checkoff program.
It’s important to vote, accord
ing to many industry represent
“The most important issue is
that pork producers need a
voice,” said Ken Kephart, Penn
State swine specialist. No organ
ization is as effective as the Na
tional Pork Producers Council
in helping producers market
their swine and provide a “good,
First Clone
Offered At
World Dairy Expo
MADISON, Wis. World
Dairy Expo will present another
first for the global dairy world
this year by offering the first
cloned dairy animal ever to be
sold at public auction. World
Dairy Expo is an international
trade and cattle show scheduled
Oct. 4-8 at the Alliant Energy
Center in Madison, Wis.
A September 2001 heifer calf
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a very excellent crop in the making. A very good soybean crop is also expected.
Haymaking continued to be behind schedule because of frequent rains. How
ever, the grazers are having a field day this year with good pasture growth that,
along with cool temperatures in August, helped milk production. Apples and
peaches are also being harvested with a good crop reported. The fields,
stream, and farm in the photo captured the eye of the editor on Monday from
the comer of Hess and Musser School roads.
Photo by Everett Newswanger, editor
objective voice,” he said. “They
don’t base their recommenda
tions or philosophies or com
ments on emotions and hearsay.
Ken Kephart, Penn State swine specialist, right, urges
all pork producers to vote on the upcoming checkoff refer
endum. At left is Robert J. Meinen, new Penn State senior
extension associate. Both put the finishing touches on a
biofilter demonstration at the recent Ag Progress
Days. Photo by Andy Andrews
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They base it on science and
' logic.”
Promotion of pork is also a
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