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.
Always, I've assumed knowledge equals power. If you do the science that makes sense of a mysterious world, it enables you to comprehend your problems and you'll eventually solve them. Read more
We write in reply to a letter in the Aug. 24 issue of Lancaster Farming from Travis Martin, who asked about our collaborative efforts to contain and manage spotted lanternfly infestations. 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