• Tobacco Harvest Smooth in Pa., Md.; Virginia Will Be Late

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    Pennsylvania and Maryland tobacco growers are making swift progress harvesting their crop, while Virginia farmers could be contending with frost to get their crop in.

    “We haven’t had any real thunderstorms with hail this year, so I think everyone’s excited,” said Jeff Graybil ...  Full Story

  • Farmers Get Hot Grazing Tips at Penn National

    Dick Wanner Reporter

    GRANTVILLE, Pa. — A conference on grazing drew a crowd of about 80 people to the Penn National racetrack on Aug. 21 in this town some 20 miles east of Harrisburg. And, in keeping with the venue, more than half the attendees were horse people.

    The 2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Grazing Conference wa ...  Full Story

  • 'Ella' the Belle of the E-Town Ball

    Charlene Shupp Espenshade Special Sections Editor

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — As eight breed champions circled the show ring, judge Jarrod Burleigh had a challenging question to resolve — who would reign supreme at the Elizabethtown Fair’s dairy show?

    Each champion brought its “A game” to the ring, many having the potential t ...  Full Story

  • Junior Beef Showmen Shine at Clarke County Fair

    Shannon Sollinger Virginia Correspondent

    BERRYVILLE, Va. — Consistency made the difference, said junior beef showmanship judge Allison May, who had just pointed to Catie Hope as her champion beef showman of the 2014 Clarke County Fair, held Aug. 10-16.

    “She was just very polished and smooth,” May said. “That was the breaking point of her an ...  Full Story

  • Farmers Unpaid Years After Pennfield Bankruptcy

    Philip Gruber Staff Writer

    David Brown sold a load of barley to Pennfield Corp. in August 2012, attracted by prices he said were 50 cents a bushel higher than his local mills in Berks County.

    It was the second time Brown had sold to the company’s Mount Joy, Pa., mill, having sent them a load of corn a few years earlier. ...  Full Story

  • Small Show the Perfect Place to Learn

    Jessica Rose Spangler Reporter

    SUNBURY, Pa. — Most people think of a competition as just that, a competition. But the folks at the Northumberland County Fair don’t necessarily want that. Their goal is to give 4-H’ers experience in a competitive setting. It’s not about who wins, but more about what they lea ...  Full Story

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