The Oneonta Star from Oneonta, New York on April 26, 1960 · Page 6
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6 Oneonta Star Tuesday, April 26, i960 Draws to a Close, Otsego Producer is Satisfied MODERN TAP -- Maple sap runs through plastic hose to large drums placed along the road for easy pickup. One drum holds sap from several tree taps. Tyler Sugar Bush Highly Modern Time was when most everyone had a little "sugar bush" growing in the yard, but in recent years jnaple syrup crops retail as luxury food products. And Harold Tyler, farmer ol MODERN PAN -- Sap streams through three compartments of a stainless steel unit, equipped with steam heated coils, and covered with corregated plastic. Farm employee Watson Shaw keeps an eye on things. MODERN GAUGE -- Barometric pressure varies the boiling point of water from day to day. Barometer, thermometer and pressure gauge combine to produce syrup of the right consistency. --ar^Mi-.t^-ag'*^''""--:^.-. !TJ»^»= : -FINAL RUN -- Syrup is strained into dual pans, then into containers. Some is sold as pure maple syrup as it is for table use, but much of it is used for maple sugar candy and maple cream spread. (Star Staff Photos by Moore) Westford, is a man out to meet that luxury demand. In an ordinary season, Mr. Tyler places 2,500 taps in the area of his farm, to derive 1,100 gals. of syrup. This year, a short sea- 'son, he put out 4,200 sugar bush taps all the way from his farm nine miles out of Westford to Schenevus. But because it was- a short season, his syrup yield only increased 300 gallons. Still he is satisfied. "It was a short crop but a good one," he said. "The maple sap-sugar content averaged three per cent. . . I'd say the syrup is of higher quality this year," and qual- - ·· · after all, the pride ity yield is, of a farmer. * * * MAPLE SUGAR products are sold by Tyler on an individual basil, with orders coming from California and within. the state. Only ·last week, Tyler said, he received an order for syrup from Governor Rockefeller. Like most farmers of the area, Harold Tyler is a dairy farmer. But working closely with the extension service at Cornell and with the county agent, his is a diversified farm operation tb get the best possible yield from land and equipment. And because he is of an inventive nature much of his equipment is adaptable to produce top quality yields in both sugar and milk crops. Harold Tyler describes his maple syrup business as "the sweetest there is. . . one of the few products a farmer can make and market himself." He has been in commercial production for 15 years and "on a smaller scale, for as long as I can remember, helping my father." And he can trace the history of the industry. OPERATIONS remained small, he said, until new types of equipment came in use, as when the large flat pans took the place of iron kettles. Then there were improvements in sap spiles, with metal replacing hand carved wooden spiles and tap buckets. And the-flue type pan was devised. This had deep corrugations in the bottom to allow fire to pass between the flues. This, he said, increases the output. Usually, two or more pans were installed to allow sap to come in at one end and circulate back and forth between partitions. And this is, generally, the principal used'today. In the sugar house of the Tyler farm, the sap to syrup run is made by circulation through three stainless steel compartments, utilizing steam heated coils for even heat distribution. * * * LARGE BOILER, purchased from a milk plant, builds pressure between 90 and 100 pounds to boil out the syrup. This same boiler is utilized in the dairy industry for drying out hay on the wagons, thanks to an exhaust fan installation devised by Mr. Tyler, who figures his hay is of higher quality than field or air dried. "It's quicker too," he observes. The exhaust fan draws Tieat from the boiler, sends it through a wooden passageway to dry out hay enclosed in removable plastic stalls. Economical feature of. both operations is the boiler, converted by Tyler to use "waste oil, right out .of the crank case." He figures cost at six cents a gallon. Last year he hay at a fuel dried 50 tons of cost of 52 a ton. Other methods cost $4 to $5. "And this way," he said, "the hay dries overnight, and has a higher nutrient content than field dried. . . not as many leaves are Eastern Urges Action on Aiken Bill SYRACUSE -- Eastern Milk Producers Cooperative has called on a Congressional committee to acl on a bill which would clear the way for dairy cooperatives to bargain with groups of milk dealers. The bill was introduced by Sen, George Aiken (R-Vt) and Sen. Hu bert Humphrey (D-Minn.). Along with a companion bill, it has been tied up in the House Judiciary Committee for several months. Eastern, which represents some 10,000 dairymen in the New York and New Englland milk markets also asked other cooperatives to .get behind the effort to pry thi Aiken bill out of committee. Eastern directors has sent i telegram to Rep. Emanuel Celler (D-N.Y.), Judiciary ' Committee chairman, urging that the Aiken bill be reported out favorably. "We feel this should be done at the earliest reasonable date ir the interest of bargaining cooper atives and their members," s»jc Osman F. Fisher of Vergennes Vt., secretary of Eastern's Boar of Directors. Fisher, a member of the Ver mont legislature, called the abi ilty of dairy farmers to bargai collectively an "elemental right. But he said that under the ann trust laws, "doubts" have bee cast on the "legality of collectiv bargaining between cooperative and groups of milk dealers. "Cooperatives and their mem Out for Dinner Down On The Farm By AGNES A. WARD Three meals a day are ever present on a farm. With he three of us, it seems a few more are included since, xcept for dinner, we more or less have acquired off-beat Egg Import Data Gathered COOPERSTOWN -- The Otsego County Farm Bureau Poultry Committee with George Nusser, chairman, has been doing considerable work for the last few weeks on the importation of eggs from Canada, was announced by Farm Bureau officials. The committee has received through the records of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Commerce, and worked out a complete record of the number of cases of eggs imported from Canada during 19581959, together with the ports of entry. The Poultry Committee will make their recommendations to die Farm Bureau Policy Development committee in order to take Bteps towards correcting this situation. Fence Post Meetings Set COOPERSTOWN -- According to W. Dale Brown, Otsego County Agricultural Agent, the County Forestry Committee has made arrangements for two Post Treat -ing meetings and demonstrations to be held, at 1 p.m. April 27 at Felix Pcrnat Farm, Fly Creek Valley; and the 2nd one on the same day will be held at 7 p.m., at the William Powers Farm on the Hinman Hollow Road. "Treating your fence posts can give them additional years of useful life." said Mr. Brown," and you will also save time and labor in repairing your fences each year." "At both the Pernat Farm and the Powers Farm you will be able to observe the results of over 12 years of fence treating." bers are severly hampered by thi situation,-" Fisher declared. "Th Aiken bill, Seriate bill S.75 would alleviate and clarify thi handicap." The bill would authorize "coo; erative associations of milk prc ducers to bargain with purchaser singly or in groups or for othe purposes." Cooperstown ABC Unit to Mee COOPERSTOWN -- Professor Glenn W. Hedlund of Cornell University will be speaker at the annual meeting of the Cooperstown Artificial Breeding Cooperative, Inc., to be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Cooperstown Elementary School. The business agenda includes election of two members to the Board of Directors for three-year terms. The board members whose terms expire this year include Robert Huntington and Richard Craft. eating schedules. To eat out is a rare treat. At he high price of food, it keeps ur farmer everlastingly milking those bovines to meet the grocery bills. With keen pleasure we accepted an invitation to accompany high school, sorority (strictly feminine) to their dinner celebra- :ion of the year at an attractive tnn in a nearby town. We were glad to offer chauffeur service but the girls, most generously, stood lull treat for the dinner. The start was ominous. Dressed in our Sunday best, hoping we had our Sunday manners, 9-G and we tripped .gayly down to the car which our farmer had parked as close to the road as he coulc for a quick take-off. It was jusl that time when the frost dropped completely out and apparently the earth dropped with it. Everything started with the car but the car itself. Instead, we heard the wheels spin merrily round and round, sinking the car deeper into the mud. Help arrived via the older daughter, a passing car, and soon our farmer with his brother plus a truck. With this lift, the car heaved itself out of the slough and we joined the rest of the party. Down the road we wheeled, with the girls urging us to "Peel". At first we didn't quite get the message, wondering if "peel" had any Sally Rand reference. watched us enter. Duncan Mines would have praised that dinner! We still drool over the memory Food always has a real convivial influence on us, especially if we neither plan it, prepare it, cook it or wash the dishes afterwards The tables were set invitingly but the food was more so. It was that kind which we can't "smorgas" something. spell ADA Speeds Marketing Research More than thirty-five research projects are getting the answers so essential to the health and growth of the dairy industry. These research projects are being conducted in major colleges and universities across the na- Succeeds Johnson Wisconsin Man To Head NYABC tion. WE REACHED the Inn, letting he girls out, but no parking ilace. Just as bad as Main St., n old "Klipnockie." 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Nothing was labeled, but we had been told gourmet food was included. One delicious food we tried was undoubtedly grasshoppers. We should over come our squeamishness at their tumping, this summer, and catch us a few hundred. The shrimp looked so lifelike we didn't take that, but at our table others made up for our lack. Shrimp boats weren't coming but shrimp skins piled high. There was an odd little object, looking like, a cross between a jelly bean and miniature orange with a taste something like varnish. Thinking, such would be more decorative than eatable we tossed it to float in the water glass, only to see it sink immediately. We learned it was a cumquat, and we had lots of fun with it anyway. Being the prosy meat and vegetable type, these strange new foods are most en ticing. * * * THESE TEENAGERS were jus' the most for company. We al had a ball. Gets an adult way out of the usual ruts to be parl of youthful excursions. Enroute hame, masculines were a lead ing topic. From our adult view point, we wanted to tell those gals that some young masculines diag nosed as "creeps" or "squares, 1 come maybe ten years, would be the tops. Life is like that, isn't it' We know, but advice like tha has no teen-ager appeal. They are under the sponsorship of American Dairy Association and National Dairy Council. In addition, 66 nutrition research projects have been completed by these organizations during the past two decades. Many of these are therefore of great importance to producers in the New York-New Jersey milkshed, since they deal with the place of milk in the diet and with marketing methods and practices. The results will be put to practical use in this area by American Dairy Association amd Jairy Council of New 1 York. This will be done at an expand- ng rate as funds from the current sign-up become available. Research-nutrition and market, s an important part of this five- point fluid milk promotion program being offered producers. Nutrition research is as important to the dairy farmer as is nutritious food to the consumer. Competitive foods and drug industries, by investing heavily in , nutrition research, are gaining recognition uid acceptance for their products. This is reflected in mounting sales of competitive foods, vitamin pills and other nutritive supplements. Therefore, it is essential that the role of milk and milk products in the diet be continually evaluted and the newer knowledge be put to work for the benefit of the producer and the consumer. There are many reasons why this work can be best handled by national dairy organizations working on the behalf of milk producers. There has always been a time lag between obtaining facts from research and putting those facts into use. This lag has been lessened by both NDC and ADA. Dairy Councils provide the vital link between re- Charles J. Krumm, operations manager of Tri-State Breeders Cooperative, Westby, Wis., has been appointed as manager of New York Artificial Breeders' Cooperative, Ithaca, according i-. to J. Stanley Earl, Unadilla, president of the world's largest member-owned dairy cattle artificial breeding organization. |g] Krumm will assume his new duties with the 47,000-member group July 1. He replaces Maurice W. Johnson, who has searchers and professional leaders and through them to the general public. ADA quickly puts the results of market research into, advertising and promotion. been NYABC manager since the Uj-:j New York and Western Ver- " mont association was organized in 1940. Johnson indicated last fall that he would retire effective this summer in order to operate his own 160 acre dairy farm located at R, D. 4, Auburn. "The NYABC Board of Directors is highly pleased to be able to continue the tradition of management which has a, deep understanding of farm and dairy people and their problems," Earl said in announcing the appointment. "In Mr. Krumm, this board feels we have a man highly qualified through training and experience to help this organization continue to meet the great and challenging changes ahead for our dairy industry." Krumm, 42, was born in Man- iowoc County, Wis., and graduated from Manitowoc High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Minnesota in 1939, and his Master of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Wisconsin in 1951. He was employed by the Soil Conservation Service from 1941 to 1945 in experimental work at LaCrosse, Wis., for two years and in district field work for two years. From 1945 through 1950, Krumm was County Agricultural Agent in Shawano County Wisconsin, and worked closely with Badger Breeders Cooperative whose headquarters are al Shawano. In January 1951 he became the first manager of the Southern Wisconsin Breeders Cooperative, a dairy cattle breeding association whicl grew under his management from 24,000 cows in two coun ties to 113,000 cows in ten counties at the time of its mer ger January 1, 1960, with Tri State Breeders Cooperative. Charles J. Krumm SEARS ·ROEBUCK ANB CO FREE ESTIMATES Asphalt Roofing Aluminum, Asbestos Insul Panel Siding Aluminum Windows Doors, Iron Railing, Guttering No Money Down--First Payment Oct. 1st Need MONH to Modernize? Soil District Plans Display At Morris Keith Matteson, Chairman oi the Otsego Soil Conservation District announced that the districl has decided to participate in displaying materials at the Otsegc County fair to be held in Morris on August 1st through August 6th. 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