• Canadian Diplomat Big on Trade, Cool to COOL

    Dick Wanner Reporter

    LANCASTER, Pa. — Canada and the U.S. have the largest bilateral trading relationship of any two countries in the world.

    The $734 billion dollar annual trade between the two translates into $2.4 billion per day or $1.4 million every minute. Pennsylvania’s share of that trade is $24.7 bil ...  Full Story

  • Learning to Sell the Farm Market Experience

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    EAST EARL, Pa. — Much like a car, shoe or clothing line, a retail farm market has a brand.

    “People tend to buy with their eyes,” said John Berry, a Penn State marketing specialist who spoke March 11 at the Retail Farm Market School at Yoder’s Restaurant in East Earl.

    Grocer ...  Full Story

  • Cargill Upgrades Mount Joy Mill, Feed Lines

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    MOUNT JOY, Pa. — With a new owner, a $1.5 million plant upgrade and new product lines, a Lancaster County mill has come a long way in a few years.

    The Cargill Mount Joy Feed Mill used its producer meeting and open house on Tuesday to show off its improvements at the former Pennfield mill and ...  Full Story

  • As the Sap Rises, Time to Sweeten the Season

    Linda Williams Southwestern Pa. Correspondent

    SOMERSET, Pa. — March winds were in order as an annual maple tasting event took place the weekend of March 14 and 15 in southwestern Pennsylvania. The public gathered to see maple demonstrations and try maple products as part of an event with the Somerset County Maple Producers Association.

    At ...  Full Story

  • Dairy Center Meets With Producers Across Pennsylvania

    Carol Ann Gregg Western Pa. Correspondent

    MEADVILLE, Pa. — Dairy producers from across the state gathered to learn about the current state of the industry and discuss agricultural concerns from their perspectives at recent meetings conducted by the Center for Dairy Excellence.

    The focus was on profitability and the factors that affec ...  Full Story

  • Farm Transition Is More Than Financial Decisions

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    EAST EARL, Pa. — In 2002, Rick Warren released his best-selling book, “The Purpose Driven Life.” More than a decade and 30 million copies later, Ron Bare says the book resonates. Why? People want to leave more than an inheritance; they want to leave a legacy.

    Ron Bare, president o ...  Full Story

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