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The last column I wrote for Lancaster Farming was about 45 years ago — 1975 — when I was the editor of this publication, which was even then becoming an institution in the farming community. It was a perfectly fine job, but 1975 was the year I quit.

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May 30, 2020

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Pennsylvanians are going to hear the name Nellie Bly a lot more in the coming months. Read more

It started with excitement over a new federal Farm Bill and closed with an agreement between Democrats and the White House on the future of North American trade. Read more

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A group of about 50 people convened at the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association on Tuesday to talk about climate change. Read more

I’ve never been a fan of change — I’m guessing that might come from my Pennsylvania Dutch stubbornness. Seeing fewer dairy farms around is not a change that I want in my life. Read more

My home county of Lebanon is one of the 14 Pennsylvania counties under a spotted lanternfly quarantine, while Centre County, home of Penn State, is not currently quarantined. This makes it my responsibility to make sure that I’m not taking this hitchhiker bug with me to cheer on the Nittany Lions. Read more

God and raw milk are the two subjects that have mobilized Lancaster Farming readers to write letters more than any other since my arrival in this news department. Read more