• Kauffman Selected as Juniata Dairy Princess

    MEXICO, Pa. — The Walker Grange Hall, Mexico, Pa., was the setting for the Juniata County dairy princess pageant on Sunday, May 17. Hannah Kauffman, daughter of James Kauffman and Jennifer Mahoney of Mifflintown, Pa., was crowned the new 2015 Juniata County Dairy Princess. Her skit consisted o ...  Full Story

  • Butcher Carves Out Growing Niche in Beef Market

    Philip Gruber, Staff Writer

    MOUNT JOY, Pa. — As the demand for local and grass-fed beef has grown, so has the demand for custom processing.

    That’s good news for Smucker’s Meats, which over the past decade has increased its workforce from just a few nonfamily employees to nearly 40.

    The Smucker family came upo ...  Full Story

  • South Korean Farmers & Ag Officials Visit CSAs

    Jeffrey B. Roth South-Central Pa. Correspondent

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A group of about 20 farmers and agriculture officials from South Korea have spent eight days in the United States learning about community supported agriculture.

    On May 15, the delegation from the Kyungpok area of South Korea visited the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living ...  Full Story

  • Report Shows Value of No-Till Farming in Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania farmers are protecting their soils, bottom lines and the state's waterways by adopting conservation practices in their crop operations, according to a study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

    "This report confirms the good work of Pennsyl ...  Full Story

  • Stream Improving? See for Yourself

    Philip Gruber, Staff Writer

    PARADISE, Pa. — Roger Rohrer raises salamanders, dragonflies, deer and raccoons on his farm.

    No, he’s not a wildlife breeder — Rohrer raises poultry for Perdue — but he is promoting stream health with a riparian buffer he planted when he bought the farm four years ago.

    Rohr ...  Full Story

  • Lancaster Farming Announces June Dairy Recipe Contest

    EPHRATA, Pa. — It’s that time of year again! Each June, Lancaster Farming sponsors a dairy recipe drawing in honor of June Dairy Month. Readers are invited to enter the drawing by submitting their favorite dairy recipes. The event salutes farmers everywhere for their hard work in providi ...  Full Story

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