• Berks Farm Family Wins County Award

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    MOHRSVILLE, Pa. — Mike Haag and his family have made a lot of changes since they moved to his family’s home farm four years ago.

    They are milking more cows, the animals have more amenities, and the farm is more environmentally friendly.

    The Haags — Mike, his wife, Alicia, and the ...  Full Story

  • Vet Center Bringing In-Vitro Services to Farms of All Sizes

    Carolyn N. Moyer Northern Pa. Correspondent

    ROME, Pa. — In a quest to help farmers increase the genetic potential of their cattle, the Endless Mountains Veterinary Center has begun offering one of the newest tools in bovine reproduction — in-vitro fertilization.

    The center, formerly known as the Rome Veterinary Center, has been a ...  Full Story

  • Sweet Start to Pa. Corn Harvest

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    Getting crops to market early is a longstanding goal at Yarnick’s Farm in Indiana, Pa.

    Dan Yarnick opens the farm store each year on the first day of spring with produce from the farm’s 19 greenhouses, and he has been selling sweet corn since June 28, a week before the traditional bench ...  Full Story

  • Berry Pest Makes First Appearance of Season

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    An invasive fly that can cause problems for late-season fruit growers has been found for the first time this year in Pennsylvania.

    Three males of the spotted wing drosophila, or SWD, were trapped in Adams County near the beginning of July, according to Penn State’s Fruit Times newsletter and C ...  Full Story

  • East Coast Hereford Breeders Host National Show

    Rebecca Long Chaney Correspondent At-Large

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Junior exhibitors from as far away as Oregon, Wyoming and California brought their show cattle cross country for the Junior National Hereford Expo, held July 5-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

    There were 610 junior members from 34 states who gathered ...  Full Story

  • Sweeten the Pot — and the Pitchers, Pans and Cookie Sheets — With Herbs

    Sue Bowman Southeastern Pa. Correspondent

    LEBANON, Pa. — Just when you thought you’d used the fresh herbs from your garden to spice up your cooking in every possible way, Debbie Hartman of Lebanon County’s Penn State Cooperative Extension Cooking Institute is exploring the sweeter side of herbs. During a recent presentatio ...  Full Story

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