• Potato Growers Check Out Variety Trials

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    BATH, Pa. — Potato breeders are producing some interesting — even Halloween-appropriate — new spuds.

    “They have some orange-fleshed potatoes coming along,” Mike Peck, director of Penn State’s potato trials, said of Maine breeders.

    Much to the relief of the gathere ...  Full Story

  • Could Sick Bats Hurt Farming, Timber?

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    A mysterious disease called white nose syndrome is killing huge numbers of northern long-eared bats in Pennsylvania and the eastern United States.

    Neither agriculture nor logging nor fracking is to blame, but all three industries could face new restrictions if the bat ends up on the endangered spec ...  Full Story

  • Over-Order Hearing Suggests Current Premium Will Continue

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — In a shift from previous over-order premium hearings, consensus appeared to be the theme at the Sept. 3 meeting of the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board, where cooperatives and agriculture groups asked for a continuation of the current premium, and the state’s processor ...  Full Story

  • Farmer Preparing to Market Hydroponic Fodder

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    A new farm venture aims to sell sprouted grains as a livestock feed while eventually helping Chester County veterans find work.

    Matt Van Vlack has been experimenting with growing barley hydroponically — in troughs with water but no soil — for about a year. He and two partners started de ...  Full Story

  • Organic Farm Fights Pests With Flowers

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    LOYSVILLE, Pa. — The flowers and herbs lining a vegetable bed at Spiral Path Farm might be one of the world’s prettiest battlegrounds.

    Far more than a way to spruce up the farm, these alternating plantings of marigolds, dill, cilantro and alyssum are attempts to lure pests away from the ...  Full Story

  • A Garden Honoring Special Children

    Anne Harnish Food and Family Features Editor

    QUARRYVILLE, Pa. — Loose gravel barely makes a sound as a young, barefoot boy in a straw hat walks lightly across a driveway, quietly pointing to the door of a large, white, sectioned house where his mother and father live on a Lancaster County, Pa., dairy farm. Bordered by beds of late-summer ...  Full Story

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