Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 20, 2003, Image 1

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    Vol. 49 No. 8
iMncasler Farming Staff
Co.) Nestled in the foothills of
the Endless Mountains along the
Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Alternate Emily Grove,
left, and her sister Laura, state FFA sentinel, crisscross
the state fulfilling official requirements while continuing
to help on the family’s Shippensburg farm. Turn to page
B 6 to read more about the sisters and their family, where
laughter, cooperation, and responsibility are a way of life.
Photo by Lou Ann Good, food and family features editor
Scholarship Committee
Ready For Farm Show
Co.) Count ’em: three weeks,
three days.
That’s the number of days
until the 2004 Farm Show Junior
Livestock Sale of Champions.
banks of the Susquehanna River,
Bennie’s Nurseries, owned by the
Bar/.iloski family, believes in sell
ing the Christmas experience on
their Wyoming County Christ
mas tree farm.
It’s also the same date, Jan. 13,
when the Farm Show youth
scholarship winners are an
nounced. For 2004, each student
who applies could get a $2,000
check or more.
(Turn to Page A3l)
Four Sections
From families heading into the
fields to select their “perfect”
Christmas tree or wedding pro-
(Turn to Page A 24)
Lawmakers Reverse Decision On Farmland Bill
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) In a dramatic turn of
events, the House of Representa
tives reversed their position on
House Bill 66 (HB 66) in a 106-89
vote Tuesday after critics claim
legislators received pressure from
House leadership and the gover
nor’s office.
The Senate cleared the bill out
of its State Government Commit
tee Wenesday night. At
presstime, the bill is on track for
a full Senate vote.
This vote marks a reversal of a
From The Staff At Lancaster Farming
Saturday, December 20, 2003 $37.00 Per Year
Above, Veto Barziloski, center, and his sons Michael,
left, and Adam work year-round to prepare for the Christ
mas tree harvest. At left, a view of the 75 acres of Christ
mas trees the Barziloskis manage near Tunkhan
nock. Photos by Charlene Shupp Espenshade
House vote taken three weeks
ago, defeating this bill that has
potential to set precedent, essen
tially disregarding farmland pres
ervation on state-owned farm
This bill introduced by State
Rep. Jim Lynch (R-Warren
County) is set to remove the agri
culture use restriction on 22.7
acres of land outside of North
Warren, clearing the way for the
commercial development of the
The projected plan for the
farmland is for the construction
of a Wal-Mart.
Agriculture organizations who
$l.OO Per Copy
have lobbied hard to defeat the
bill are disappointed with the
change in decision.
“One hundred fifty-two House
Representatives voted against the
same legislation only 21 days
(Turn to Page A 29)
The Farmer
✓ Farm Shelf page
✓ LanChester Pork
Producers page A3B.
✓ Poultry Health
Seminar page A 34.
✓ Maryland Dairy
page A 26.
✓ DHIA Reports
page D 2.
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