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Pennsylvania Cuts $6M From Farm Bill

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Pennsylvania lawmakers have cut $6 million for dairy grants and spotted lanternfly control as COVID-19 has forced the state to retrench the heralded PA Farm Bill in the program’s second year. Read more

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Ag Leaders Like Long-Shot Redding for USDA

Pennsylvania Ag Secretary Russell Redding is the latest name to be bandied about as a candidate to lead USDA in the Biden administration. Read more

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Lancaster Dairy Is Alpha in Omega-3 Milk

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The 65 Holsteins in Lancaster County’s Oregon Dairy herd are delivering a kind of milk that no other conventionally fed herd in the U.S. is… Read more

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Dairy Farmer Receives Delp Award

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Lisa Graybeal, a dairy farmer and past chairwoman of the Lancaster County Agriculture Council, has received this year’s George C. Delp Award from the Lancaster Chamber for her contributions to the county’s farming industry. Read more

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Agritourism After Its First Season of COVID

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Farms that usually host hundreds or thousands of people at a time at their pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals, were left to decide how to navigate business during the the COVID-19 pandemic and all the safety protocols that come with it. Read more

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Repairing Grandma’s Chair: The Lost Art of Caning

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Whether it is a dust-laden treasure hidden in the corner of grandma’s attic or purchased at a neighbor’s estate auction, wooden dining and living room chairs with old-fashioned caning and rushing are often found in terrible disrepair. Read more