Lancaster Farming regional editor Stephanie Speicher puts her butter sculpting skills to the test for the Pennsylvania Farm Show's make-your-own butter sculpture competition.
It was certainly not a good year. People died. People got sick. Many who recovered were left with life-altering health issues. Early in the year, a vaccine was coming “real soon.” Or maybe next year or the year after that. Businesses, schools and churches were shut down. All because of the virus. Read more
According to police in Wyckoff, New Jersey, late on the evening of Aug. 22, officers responded to Abma’s Farm on a report of trespassing and criminal mischief. Members of the Abma family told police they had heard people in the petting zoo area of the farm, which was closed, and when they in… Read more
Grasshoppers have been part of the human diet for eons. John the Baptist, for example, lived humbly in the wilderness, wearing a garment of camel hair, held in place by a leather belt, and famously subsisting on a very healthy diet of locusts — aka grasshoppers — and wild honey. Read more
About 11 million acres — or 2,000 acres a day — of farmland and ranchland were converted to urban and highly developed or low-density residential land use between 2001 and 2016, according to “Farms Under Threat: The State of the States,” a report issued this year by American Farmland Trust (AFT). Read more