Philip Gruber

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Phil Gruber is the news editor at Lancaster Farming. He can be reached at (717) 721-4427 or pgruber.eph@lnpnews.com. Follow him @PhilLancFarming on Twitter.

CBD-infused products are widely available at Pennsylvania stores and pharmacies even though its legal status is a bit murky. The federal Food and Drug Administration is still deciding how to regulate the chemical.

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Pennsylvania veggie growers’ sales grew by 33%, to nearly $190 million, in just five years. Vegetables leapfrogged fruit revenue over that time, according to numbers from USDA’s 2017 Ag Census released earlier this year.

Agriculture is the biggest source of Lancaster County’s water pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay, but homeowners and businesses also have an opportunity to clean up their local creeks.

At Penn State’s Farming for Success field day on June 27 at the university’s Landisville research farm, attendees heard that crop farming is about producing more and better food plants.

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