• Pa. Ag Department Warns of Raw Milk, Cheese at Two Dairies

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has issued warnings about raw milk and cheese from two Lancaster County dairies.

    Consumers who purchased raw milk from Ben K. Stoltzfus, Breezy Meadows Dairy, 2457 Stumptown Road, Bird-In-Hand, should discard it immediately due to sa ...  Full Story

  • Married to a Farmer: Living the Life She Wants

    Tabitha Goodling, Central Pa. Correspondent

    PORT ROYAL, Pa. — The pitter-patter of toddler feet makes scurrying sounds through the barn as a little girl runs to and fro between cow stalls.

    Her mom holds her baby sister on her hip as Dad prepares the milkers.

    This is a typical scene for the Weller family of Port Royal, Pa. Mom Natalie We ...  Full Story

  • Pipeline Focus Shifts From Route to Remediation

    Philip Gruber, Staff Writer

    Finally, a breather.

    After a year of negotiating with the company over a proposed route, eastern Pennsylvania farmers who live in the path of the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline are getting a break.

    Williams Co. officially filed its 180-mile route plan with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissio ...  Full Story

  • Submit Your Mother's Day Photos

    EPHRATA, Pa. — For the fourth annual Mother’s Day photo celebration, Lancaster Farming invites readers to celebrate their mothers by submitting a photo of her busy with activities on the farm. Photos showing mothers on the farm with their children (youth or adult children) are encouraged ...  Full Story

  • Organic Standards to Change, Board Chairwoman Says

    Philip Gruber, Staff Writer

    COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Organic farmers should see changes this year in standards for approved substances, on-farm diversity and animal welfare.

    Jean Richardson, an organic maple producer and University of Vermont professor emerita, spoke about her work as chairwoman of the National Organic Standa ...  Full Story

  • Historians Believe Farmer Might Be Digging Up Native American Burial Ground

    Gil Smart, Lancaster Newspapers

    LANCASTER, Pa. — Donny Witmer isn’t sure why everyone’s making such a fuss.

    Witmer owns a chunk of land off Indian Marker Road in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pa., an area that was once part of Conestoga Indian Town — land given to the Conestogas by William Penn himself ...  Full Story

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