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Eric Hurlock will hit the road in just about two weeks for Lancaster Farming’s first-ever cross-country tour of hemp farms and industry events.  Read more

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Erik Maselkevich of the Milkhouse Creamery in Luzerne County shows how a 1950s Federal bottle filler works and why his business refurbished several pieces of vintage dairy equipment to use in the processing operation. Read more

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What started as a one-year opportunity by New Holland’s Sensenig Feed Mill owners to provide milk to the local community during the middle of the COVID pandemic in early spring 2020 was expanded in 2021 and is on its well on its way to being a yearly community event explains organizer Mike S… Read more

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Lancaster Farming's regional editor Stephanie Speicher demonstrates how to make creamy ranch chicken using a recipe from one of our readers. You can find the full recipe by clicking here. Read more

The 2021 strawberry season in Southeast Pennsylvania could be a record one for many produce farmers as the weather has led to farm operations picking record numbers of flats for regular and new customers. In Pennsylvania, many farm families have always made jam. They are now being joined by … Read more

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For a century, the Lancaster (Pa.) stockyards rerouted livestock from the Midwest to east coast cities. It was the largest stockyard east of Chicago and operated from 1895 to the end of the 20th century. With thousands of steer occupying a 25 acre site near the rail line through Lancaster, t… Read more

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Lancaster Farming's regional editor Stephanie Speicher demonstrates how to make vanilla yogurt salad using a recipe from one of our readers. You can find the full recipe by clicking here. Read more

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Join state royalty from across the US for a special milk toast that spreads from coast to coast, celebrating World Milk Day and the Start of June is Dairy Month. Read more

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Frank Messersmith, his brother Earl and employee Martin Harvey milk 80 cows in a tie stall barn in southern Bradford County. The barn has undergone three additions over the years and measures 210 feet in length. Read more

Get to know a little more about some of our Lancaster Farming staff and what we love about dairy! Read more

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Auctioneer Brian Oberholtzer recently won top awards at the bid-calling contest held by the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association in mid-May. Oberholtzer has an even-pitched, clear chant with just the right cadence and not a lot of “mumbo-jumb” mixed in. He had previously won the 2016 Pennsyl… Read more

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Cliff Orley is heavily involved in all things in the beef cattle show world. He custom fits and judges all kinds of beef breeds, and he raises and shows Simmental cattle. In this video, Orley, who has judged at the national level, talks about what he likes to see in a good show cow. Read more

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On May 17, 2021, Dr. Jewel Bronaugh was officially sworn in to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at USDA. Dr. Bronaugh has a long, distinguished career as an educator and champion for farmers and rural communities, and is making history as the first Black woman and woman of color … Read more

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An accurate weather forecast for farmers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as well as in all farm country in Pennsylvania, is critical to setting planting and harvesting schedules and has a major effect on a successful growing year. Meteorologist Eric Horst, a Lancaster native, and recently… Read more

Lancaster Farming special sections editor Courtney Love gives us a tour of her family's beef farm in Berk's County, Pennsylvania, where they raise Simmental/Angus on their cow calf operation. Read more

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Technology has come to farming in a variety of ways including self-contained, freight container vertical hydroponics operations whose growing capacity equals about 2 acres of outside space. Ideal for locales with short growing seasons, uncertain weather and bad soil, two units installed by t… Read more

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Peach trees bloom at a farm on Cats Back Road in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Fruit growers are cautiously optimistic that they will enjoy a full harvest this year, unlike 2020 when an April frost damaged peach, pear, apple and cherry blossoms. This spring's weather has been muc… Read more

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For dairy farmer Stacy Copenhaver, giving tours of Talview Dairy lets her combine her two passions. She loves educating people and she loves agriculture, so getting to educate people about agriculture is a dream come true. Read more

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In the fourth video of this series, we explain how to connect the water depth sensor to the transfer shuttle in the field , how to transfer the data to the computer, and how to take manual water level measurements in the field as an extra validation step. Read more

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In the second video of this series, we explain how to use water depth sensors to measure flow rates in the field. The video covers how to connect the water depth sensor to the computer, using the software to launch the sensor, and placing the sensor in a control structure in the field. Read more

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If you want to know how much nitrate your woodchip bioreactor is removing, you need to know how much nitrate is in the water entering and leaving the bioreactor. This video covers how to collect water samples in the field and proper protocol on sample labeling and storage. Read more

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In this final video of the series, we bring all the effort in the field back to the lab to discuss how the water samples get processed and analyzed and how the nitrate concentrations from the water samples get paired with flow rates. Good luck making your own bioreactor monitoring magic! Read more

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This video series is intended for conservation professionals and water sampling volunteers who are monitoring woodchip bioreactors to estimate how much nitrate has been removed from the tile drainage water. Watch the full five video series to learn the magic behind woodchip bioreactor water … Read more

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Seven agriculture students at Manheim Central High School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, have been preparing for their annual greenhouse sale under the direction of junior Anna Haldeman. This year, the sale is being held in the greenhouse on the high school grounds and will feature start… Read more

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Kevin and Dina Stoltzfus, owners of Warwick Manor Farm in East Earl, Pennsylvania, have welcomed some 20 calves to their Guernsey dairy herd through March 2021. About half the calves have been heifers and half bulls. "The bulls will be sold for beef production while the heifers will spend se… Read more

Sharon Sheaffer has been styling food since graduating from Hood College in the 1960s when she started her career with General Foods (now part of the Kraft Foods Group). She says she has styled everything from “soup to nuts” including giant Jell-O molds for General Foods and turkeys for Camp… Read more

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March is in full swing and it's greenhouse month at Kneehigh Farm in South Coventry, Pennsylvania, where  farmer Emma Cunniff pots up tomato seedlings to get ready for the season. She demonstrates how to prick apart the tiny tomato seedlings in order to transplant into larger cells. The toma… Read more

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Beattie started his business, the Bait Bungalow, as part of a supervised agricultural experience, or SAE, during his sophomore year in high school and taught himself the lure-making techniques by watching videos online. Read more

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Vera Martin has been collecting dolls for nearly 50 years. The Ephrata, Pa. native has filled her seven room phone with dolls including the basement and attic with the exception of the kitchen. Read more