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September 19, 2020

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Wineries should be having discussions with their growers about crop estimates and walk through the vineyard to inspect grapes before harvest. After that, winemakers can begin to estimate the number of barrels needed for the season. Read more

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Visitors to the virtual Ag Progress Days can step back in time by listening to the museum’s podcast “I Remember Ag Progress Days: An Oral History Project” throughout the four-day event. Each of the persons interviewed is a friend of the museum. Read more

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According to the US Department of Energy, Americans use 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline for lawn mowing annually. Besides lawnmower exhaust contributing to air pollution, some of that gasoline gets spilled as we attempt to fill our mowers, adding more pollutants to our waterways. Read more

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We all know that the bee in all its 437 Pennsylvania varieties is the dominant pollinator for flowering plants in the Keystone State. But do you know the second most important pollinator? Is it the butterfly? The moth? Beetle? Hummingbird? Maybe the ant ... not likely. Read more

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There are more than a million private wells in Pennsylvania, which is the only state to have no regulations on how wells should be constructed. There are state guidelines on how the state’s abandoned wells should be properly closed, but hardly anybody observes them. Read more

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You’re bringing your horse in from the pasture and you notice all the weeds and bare spots that have appeared. You start thinking it might be time to do something to improve the pasture. Read more

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AgBiz Masters, an interactive learning series for young and beginning farmers, recently recognized 48 graduates during a virtual graduation ceremony. Read more

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The Lebanon Area Fair, held for more than 50 years, knew it could not run a normal fair with a midway, track events, rides or shows, but the board found a way to support its exhibits and keep at least a small portion of what is called Lebanon County’s “best local event” viable during the pandemic health guidelines that make large public gatherings like fairs impossible to run now. Read more