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    Vol. 48 No. 23
Cuba: Sustainable Agriculture As National Defense?
Cuba has come up with some unique methods of self-sustenance over the years.
Here, customers arrive at a bustling Havana farmers market. Most booths are managed
by intermediaries who are contracted directly by farmers to market their products. To
matoes displayed here for 5 pesos per pound (about 20 cents U.S.) are considered ex
pensive. Photo by Brian Snyder, Centre Co. correspondent
Cattlemen’s Association Honors Beef Producers, Sam Hayes
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) The Pennsylvania Cattle
men’s Association recognized a
number of cattle producers and
other beef industry movers at the
annual banquet here last week.
The event launched this year’s
Pennsylvania Beef Expo that
The annual Lancaster Farming Animal Health and
Housing Book is included this issue. The book fo
cuses on herd health and odor control, including silo
safety management and nutrient management plan
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took place in State College
March 27-30.
The association named four
beef producers and three others
for their unique service to the in
Sam Hayes, former Pennsylva
nia secretary of agriculture, was
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Beef stakeholders honored at the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association banquet last
week are, from left, Sam Hayes, Glenn Eberly, Frank Stoltzfus, Bob Boyce, Mike Buck
waiter, Allyn Myers, and Natashka Shoemaker, with Terry Shearer, PCA president.
Photo by Dave Lefever
Time To
‘Spring Forward’
With the arrival of spring
comes Daylight Saving Time.
The good news for farmers:
days get longer and the
nights shorten.
It's time to “spring for
ward” to Daylight Saving
Time, which begins tomor
row. We “spring forward”
one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday,
April 6.
Turn your clocks ahead
one hour before going to bed
tonight. Remember to adjust
animal feeding and milking
schedules accordingly.
Saturday, April 5, 2003
Centre Co. Correspondent
HAVANA, Cuba Two days
before the war in Iraq began, and
as Secretary of Homeland Securi
ty Tom Ridge announced that
the terrorism threat level was
being raised to orange, USDA
Secretary Ann Veneman an
nounced a corresponding in
crease in security for all USDA
facilities and functions.
In a memo released by the de
partment, Veneman detailed
some of the changes that would
Conference Examines Solutions
To Preventing Bioterrorism
Lancaster Farming Staff
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
A one-day conference on Tues
day provided “an opportunity to
get together to talk about issues
we’re all facing,” said Dan Azza
ra, Hershey Foods Corporation.
The fourth biannual confer
ence, designed to address issues
At the recent Holstein Spring Show, from left, is judge
Alta Mae Core, Pa. Alt. Dairy Princess Rachel Ebert,
Jason Rankin with the reserve champion, Justin Burdette
with the grand champion, and Pa. Dairy Princess Rachael
Kilgore. See story page A 32. Photo by Michelle Kunjappu
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be forthcoming. The memo lists
several specific actions, including
the secretary’s orders to “increase
perimeter security at all USDA
facilities and restrict access to es
sential personnel,” and “Alert in
dustry and producer organiza
tions of the threat status and urge
them to implement additional se
curity measures such as inspect
ing all vehicles entering facilities
and operations and escorting all
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such as agro/bioterrorism and
provide participants with useful
information, drew 60 people to
the symposium and 90 to the eve
ning dinner.
Azzara discussed Congress’s
Bioterrorism Act and the changes
it will bring to the food industry,
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