• Blue Mold Found on Tobacco in Lancaster County

    Blue mold has been found growing in several tobacco fields in the Bartville area of southern Lancaster County, Pa.

    Under warm moist growing conditions, this disease can spread quickly and has the potential to significantly damage both the quality and yield of tobacco.

    Blue mold likes moisture, so ...  Full Story

  • Your Fourth of July Cookout Will Cost Less This Year

    WASHINGTON — A Fourth of July cookout of Americans' favorite foods — including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk — will cost slightly less this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

    Farm Bureau's info ...  Full Story

  • Beekeepers Hope to Boost Hive Health

    Carol Ann Gregg Western Pa. Correspondent

    LINESVILLE, Pa. — Members of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association are hoping that artificially inseminated queen cells from Purdue University will help improve the health and longevity of their hives.

    They were the guests of Charlie Vorisek, president of the Pennsylvania State ...  Full Story

  • Peaches, Cherries Coming Along Nicely

    Philip Gruber, Staff Writer

    LITITZ, Pa. — Most of the peaches at Harvest Lane Farm are still fuzzy, green things not much larger than a golf ball.

    They will not turn into the plump, yellow- or red-skinned final product until August or September.

    Some of the early peaches, though, are already big, their skin a deep reddis ...  Full Story

  • Little Things Add Up to Better Milk Quality

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — This spring, for the second year in a row, Maple Leaf Dairy Farm was named the top milk quality award winner for the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative.

    Bill and Brenda Steppe, who operate the farm, say the secret to their success is nothing complicated and ...  Full Story

  • Farm to Fondo: How Bicyclists are Supporting Agriculture

    Paul Post, N.Y. Correspondent

    Given a choice, former professional bicyclist Tyler Wren would rather ride on picturesque rural roads than busy city streets and suburban bike paths any time.

    But he’s concerned, given the decline in Northeast farm numbers, that such opportunities are getting harder and harder to come by.

    That ...  Full Story

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Dairy Builds ‘Sustainable’ Model With Farm to Fork
Charlene M.
Shupp Espenshade
Special Sections Editor
LITITZ, Pa. — Oregon Dairy
could be called the epitome of the
farm-to-fork movement. People can
relax on the deck of its restaurant
with a view of its heifers out in the
pastures ... Dairy Builds ‘Sustainable’ Model With ...

Deanna Jak Farms' show-winning Herefords started out as 4-H projects for the Howe family's children. Deanna Jak Farms' show-winning Herefords started o ...

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