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    Vol. 48 No. 24
Former Farm Show Boss To Maintain Strong Ag Ties
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) —Dennis Grumbine showed
his first livestock at the Pennsyl
vania Farm Show as a 4-H youth
in the 19505, and continued to ex
hibit there until 1996.
That’s the year he became di
rector of the show. At that point,
his new responsibilities took him
out of the ring, at least as an ex
“It wouldn’t have been the
Organizations Gather To
Seek Health Insurance Solutions
Special Correspondent
Co.) Members of the Pennsyl
vania Farm Bureau (PFB), Penn
sylvania State Grange, PennAg
Industries Association, National
Federation of Independent Busi
ness (NFIB), Pennsylvania Build
ers Association (PBA), Pennsyl-
Township Supervisors Must Be Able To Accommodate Large-Scale Agriculture
HERSHEY (Dauphin Co.)
Township supervisors take heed:
you can’t simply “zone out”
large-scale agriculture enter
prises, according to an attorney.
Large-scale operations should
be part of a multitownship, re
gional zoning plan.
You have to allow for large
scale agriculture enterprises, in
cluding confinement housing,
These “bottle babies” are especially friendly and inquisitive at the Sharon
Ebaugh farm in Delta. Ebaugh prefers a short kidding season, “since I’m always
there, tending them I just live in the barn.” This year 26 nannies presented
Ebaugh with 51 kids. See stofy page 86. Photo by Michelle Kunjappu
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right thing to keep showing (as
director),” he said.
After seven years at the helm,
Grumbine was told late last week
that the new state administration
under Gov. Ed Rendell was ter
minating him from the position.
The decision to replace Grum
bine follows the state’s change in
leadership since' Rendell was
named governor in January,
according to Dennis Wolff, act
ing Pennsylvania ag secretary.
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vania Retailers’ Association and
Pennsylvania SMC Business
Councils gathered here at the
Capitol Tuesday to call on the
Pennsylvania General Assembly
to make health insurance reform
a priority.
“The cost of health insurance
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“somewhere you don’t have to
allow them everywhere,” said
Charles E. Zaleski, attorney with
Reager and Adler, PC.
Zaleski spoke Tuesday during
the four-day-long Pennsylvania
State Association of Township
Supervisors Annual Convention
and Trade Show at the Hershey
Lodge and Convention Center.
About 100 township supervi
sors attended the workshop, “A
Dialogue On CAFOs,” during the
Four Sections
Dennis Qrumbine will have more time to spend with his quarterhorse, Cash, now that
he’s no longer Pennsylvania Farm Show director. Photo by Dave Lefever
Hundreds of supervisors in the
state can make use of the Munici
pality Planning Act to regulate
what parts of a township can be
zoned specifically for large-scale
animal operations. Comprehen
sive planning, noted Zaleski, is
the key.
Zaleski noted that you simply
cannot prohibit individuals or
corporations individually from
developing large-scale ag enter-
Saturday, April 12, 2003
prises. There are legal options for
them to use against any type of
proposed township ordinances.
And if comprehensive plan
ning is not incorporated, Zaleski
Ethanol Plant Construction
To Begin Within A Year
Co.) A new ethanol plant slat
ed for southcentral Pennsylvania
will benefit farmers, the environ
ment, and the regional economy
JSJS Land And Community C° ,,e 9 e °f
A Pnin fin us Agricultural
Community And Economic
Development Capitol Region
Today we launch “Land and
Community,” a new monthly col
umn in iMncaster Farming that
will be written by members of the
Penn State Cooperative Exten
sion Capital Region Community
and Economic Development
Why do we call the column
“Land and Community?"
The title reflects our role as ex
tension agents who work with
farmers and community mem
bers in a wide variety of areas, in-
$36.00 Per Year
Lancaster Farming Staff
Tim Collins
Extension Agent For
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warned that other groups will try
to force their own types of rules,
creating problems for everyone.
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and decrease dependence on for
eign oil, according to founders of
Penn-Mar Ethanol, LLC, the
company spearheading the proj
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Tim Collins