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Elaine and Don Mease have been making sauerkraut for sale at their Hellertown Farm and family grocery store for decades. Here’s how you make the “real stuff.” Read more

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A teaser video for rePlant Hemp, an investment fund looking to inject $500 million into the hemp industry to build out the supply chain. Read more

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Jack Hillard remembers when his dad pulled this old hemp mill stone out of the Mill Creek sometime around 1940. Read more

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According to the National Turkey Federation, more than 600 million pounds of turkey is served in the United States yearly. Turkey is no longer just for Thanksgiving either – it is now part of American’s daily menu, with recipes made from turkey breasts, turkey parts and ground turkey. “Turke… Read more

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Maine’s lobstermen have lived with uncertainty for years with unsettled weather, the ups and down in the harvest, supply and demand concerns, crowded fishing space, the increasing cost of fuel, bait, and boat maintenance, plus the COVID-19 pandemic. And recently, lobster fishermen find thems… Read more

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Apple dumplings are a signature dessert and a cultural staple in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as well as many parts of the northeastern U.S. during the fall apple harvest season. One of the large producers of apple dumplings and a supplier to festivals, fairs and for fundraising events is… Read more

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With the dairy business still in flux and dairy farmers not breaking all their heifers and cows to lead today, New Holland Sales Stables’ manager David Kolb decided to allow dealers, farmers and breeders to show their animals off-lead or “loose” at the 2021 New Holland Sales Stable Annual Da… Read more

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There was no shortage of pumpkins to purchase for the fall and Halloween season at the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. For the last two weeks, upwards of 3,000 bins of orange and ornamental pumpkins from area growers in all sizes were purchased by buyers from Mai… Read more

In the third and final video in this series, IND HEMP's chief strategy officer Trey Riddle concludes the tour of the fiber processing system inside the company's new processing plant in Fort Benton Montana. This video was shot on July 27, 2021, during Lancaster Farming's National Hemp Tour, … Read more

In the second of three videos, IND HEMP's chief strategy officer Trey Riddle gives a tour of the fiber processing system inside the company's new processing plant in Fort Benton Montana. This video was shot on July 27, 2021, during Lancaster Farming's National Hemp Tour, in which podcast hos… Read more

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Andrew Bish from Bish Enterprises and Hemp Harvest Works gives a brief look at the new multi-height hemp harvester, which was on display at the 2021 Southern Hemp Expo in Raleigh, NC, September 2 - 4, 2021. Read more

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Produce Auctions in Pennsylvania are a key part of agricultural sales. There are 16 produce markets throughout the state selling products from 5,000 farmers. If you are a first time buyer at a produce auction, it can be intimidating to say the least. “Just understanding the auctioneer can be… Read more

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In the first of three videos, IND HEMP's chief strategy officer Trey Riddle gives a tour of the fiber processing system inside the company's new processing plant in Fort Benton Montana. This video was shot on July 27, 2021, during Lancaster Farming's National Hemp Tour, in which podcast host… Read more

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Jim Ladlee, assistant director of energy, business and community vitality programs at Penn State Extension, demonstrates an augmented reality headset. Unlike virtual reality, which immerses the viewer in a digital world, augmented reality superimposes a hologram on one’s view of the real wor… Read more

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Sharon Nolan was born and raised on a Cochranville, Pa., dairy farm and her entire life has been about the dairy business. She has done everything from owning milking herds to raising and showing prize-winning calves, heifers and cows. She has also mentored many youth in the Chester Country … Read more

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The zenith of our National Hemp Tour was an event held July 27. Hemp industry folks from all over the country descended on the town for an all-day summit and working session, hosted by IND HEMP at the Fort Benton Agricultural Museum. Sort of like fish in a barrel, all of these hemp industry … Read more

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Eric makes the drive to Monte Vista in southern Colorado, in the San Luis Valley, to meet the folks from Formation Ag, a company that’s been building hemp harvesters and decorticators since 2015. Corbett Heffner gives a demonstration of the decorticator. Seeing this machine in operation, you… Read more

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Charlie Hoober drives Red Fever, an International Harvester 1066, in an exhibition pull July 24 at Buck Motorsports Park. Hoober, of Paradise, entered Red Fever in tractor pulls at local fairs from 1972 to 1974 as a way to promote his family’s farm equipment business, Intercourse-based Hoobe… Read more

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On this episode, Eric Hurlock talks with the South Bend Industrial Hemp team about their industrial hemp operation in South Bend, Kansas, which includes an onsite hemp fiber decorticator. The team then goes on to explain how they fit hemp into their cash crop rotation and remind interested f… Read more

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Katie Byler has turned a love of flowers into a second career. She started a flower business with her mom and sisters that provides a wide variety of cut flowers, both annuals and perennials, to florists and event designers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The one-acre flower farm, called Greys… Read more

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Eric Hurlock's second stop on the road was Murray State University's Center for Agricultural Hemp in Murray, Kentucky where he met up with Dr. Tony Brannon from Murray State University and Tommy Copeland, operations manager at HempWood. The center has been comparing varieties of agricultural… Read more

The Sensenig family has run a feed mill in Lancaster County since 1945. The operation moved to its current site — a nearly 150-year old mill in New Holland — in 1985, and is under the direction of Mike Sensenig working with his fourth generation sons, Kyle and Kurt. Sensenig’s services nearl… Read more

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Homemade root beer is really something special in farm country. There’s nothing like a cold bottle of the fizzy, dark liquid that isn’t too sweet, but quenches your thirst on a hot summer day. You can sample cold, homemade root beer at small roadside stands at Plain Community farms along man… Read more

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Clair Kauffman spends lots of time cultivating some 35,000 trees and harvesting cherries, peaches, plums, pears and apples on the 100 acres Kauffman Fruit Farm in Ronks, Pa. But to assure quality fruit each growing season, he also spends a lot of time in an on-going battle with voles, mice a… Read more

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Eric Hurlock's first stop of the Hemp Tour is a send off event at Penn State's Southeast Agriculture Research facility. Some of the speakers at the event included Pennsylvania Ag Secretary Russell Redding, and representatives from National Hemp Association, and New Holland Agriculture. Read more

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Pet of the Week is Gordon, a 6-year-old friendly pit bull who can be adopted from the Humane League of Lancaster County, located at 2195 Lincoln Hwy. East, Lancaster. Read more

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

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Lancaster Farming’s National Hemp Tour officially kicked off at Penn State’s Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center on June 28. The event featured a panel of speakers, including Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, who discussed the future of industrial hemp. Read more

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

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Meet Jason and Justin Keller of Fleetwood, Pa., a father and son tractor pulling team. The duo shares that their farm hosts a variety of International Harvester brand tractors, but they like to pull out the models 1086 and the 1066 for tractor pulls. This was the first time that Justin pulle… Read more