• Field Day Digs Into Soil Issues

    Chris Torres Regional Editor

    PYLESVILLE, Md. — Even though the corn harvest is right around the corner, agronomist Missy Bauer thinks now is the best time to check stalks and ears.

    And if you’re seeing issues with skinny stalks or underdeveloped ears, don’t be too quick to blame the weather.

    “Chances a ...  Full Story

  • Rootworm a Reminder of Care Needed to Protect Bt Trait

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    Some western corn rootworms in central Pennsylvania may have developed resistance to a widely used genetic modification in corn, making good management a pressing issue as growers strive to maintain the effectiveness of the trait.

    Penn State entomologist John Tooker found damage he suspects came fr ...  Full Story

  • Time to Look at Dairy Margin Protection Program

    Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — The details for the Farm Bill’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers are scheduled for release in the next couple of weeks. Farmers should start looking at their farm margins and begin preparing for when MPP comes online this fall, according to one Penn State ...  Full Story

  • New Buying Station Brings Packer to Producer

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    DENVER, Pa. — The world’s largest meat processor is opening a 12,000-square-foot buying station on Monday in northern Lancaster County.

    JBS USA is leasing space on the property at 503 School Road in Denver where Goods Livestock buys hogs and operates a livestock truck wash.

    “This ...  Full Story

  • 'Doing What Others Are Not': Sprouting a Successful Backyard Garlic, Produce Business

    Jessica Rose Spangler Reporter

    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. — Having a backyard garden is common, especially in rural and farm communities. Selling some of the overflow produce at a roadside stand is also prevalent. But, not too many people expand their garden to over 4 acres of produce and turn it into their main form of employment.

    Y ...  Full Story

  • A Lifetime Collection in Gettysburg Is Set for Auction

    Dick Wanner Reporter

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Stanley Wolf has been collecting and learning about farm history for more than half a century. The barns and sheds behind his Gettysburg, Pa., home bear witness to his wide-ranging collecting interests. He’s got enough tractors, cars, farm tools, one-of-a-kind and limit ...  Full Story

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