• Goats Clear Brush People Can’t Tackle

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. — John Connelly’s goats needed only about 10 days to munch a gaping hole in a dense jungle of invasive plants on a York County hillside.

    When the goats arrived, “they were three feet in and you couldn’t find them,” said Jon Shevelew, who hired Connelly ...  Full Story

  • Research to Focus on How Deer Respond to Moon Phases & Weather

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — There seems to be a lot of common wisdom that exists when it comes to whitetails, such as, “It’s near full moon, so the deer are only moving at night.” Or how about, “A cold front is coming, which is why the deer are out feeding.”

    Do you bel ...  Full Story

  • Hay Quality is Good, But the Fields are Getting Dry

    Philip Gruber, Staff Writer

    Pennsylvania farmers have taken advantage of dry weather in the past few weeks to make their first cuttings of hay.

    Now they need rain to get the hay growing again.

    “It’s been very good haymaking weather. We wish it wasn’t, because it’s extremely dry,” said Andrew Frank ...  Full Story

  • A Different Kind of 'Cow Girl’

    Sue Bowman, Southeastern Pa. Correspondent

    WOMELSDORF, Pa. — “Do you live in a castle?” “Is that a real crown?” “Do you have a Prince Charming?” Those might seem like odd questions to the average person, but 21-year-old Ashley Mohn of Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pa., is not your average person. She&rsq ...  Full Story

  • Rapeseed: a Pretty Crop with Potential & Some Problems

    Linda McNatt, Virginia Correspondent

    CORAPEAKE, N.C. — For the past three years, farmer Rick Morgan has gained a local reputation as the man who carpets the fields of North Carolina and Virginia, near the state line, with brilliant yellow in the springtime.

    The carpet is made of lacy flowers, like an entry in the Rose Parade. It& ...  Full Story

  • Kauffman Selected as Juniata Dairy Princess

    MEXICO, Pa. — The Walker Grange Hall, Mexico, Pa., was the setting for the Juniata County dairy princess pageant on Sunday, May 17. Hannah Kauffman, daughter of James Kauffman and Jennifer Mahoney of Mifflintown, Pa., was crowned the new 2015 Juniata County Dairy Princess. Her skit consisted o ...  Full Story

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