• Apple Harvest Looking Good Around Pa.

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    Fall just began on Tuesday, but apple growers around Pennsylvania are already in the thick of what looks to be a big harvest season.

    “I hope everyone has their cameras out,” said Ben Wenk of Three Springs Fruit Farm in Aspers. “They’re all coming out looking like diamonds thi ...  Full Story

  • Dairy Margin Program Requires Farmers to Choose

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    SUMMERDALE, Pa. — Dairy farmers have a choice to make this year — to sign up for the Margin Protection Program or take a pass on coverage for 2014 and 2015. And if they sign up, it will take more than just a simple yes or no to participate.

    “What we have is very different from what ...  Full Story

  • Striving to Be Like Dad

    Jessica Rose Spangler Reporter

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — As the old adage says, farming is in your blood. Most people who didn’t grow up on a farm, specifically a dairy farm, are mystified at how someone can get up before dawn, 365 days a year, seven days a week, and do manual labor until after the sun goes down.

    And it&rsqu ...  Full Story

  • A Magical Night Committed to Dairy: Berks County Princess Will Lead State Promotion Team

    Anne Harnish Food and Family Features Editor

    CAMP HILL, Pa. — On a night of magic, adventure and anticipation, 26 young women involved in the dairy industry showed their talents and shared their ideas about how to promote dairy products to consumers across the state of Pennsylvania. Held at the end of the All-American Dairy Show in Harri ...  Full Story

  • Lambs, Hogs Lead Pack at Solanco Livestock Sale

    Philip Gruber, Staff Writer

    QUARRYVILLE, Pa. — After two and a half years of raising chickens in FFA, Susan Frawley had a simple reason for switching to market lambs: “I like them, and I wanted them.”
    Susan, a Solanco High School 10th-grader, sold her first lambs Sept. 19 at the Solanco Fair livestock sale, ...  Full Story

  • Supreme Pageant Caps All-American Festivities

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — After seven breed shows and more than 1,800 cows, the All-American Dairy Show culminated with one final class — the supreme champion pageant. Seven breed grand champions, junior champions, and best bred and owned winners walked across the tanbark for a chance to reign s ...  Full Story

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