By ANDY ANDREWS HERSHEY, Pa. — Nobody thought of Herbert Pollock as simply a seed salesman. In fact, when he made his rounds in many parts of western Pennsylvania, the longtime Agway (formerly Eastern States) sales representative was considered a crop consultant. Farmers would seek him out for his advice on the best ways to [...]
Farmers have adopted gene-splicing packaging without looking for pest and weed resistance — allowing the expression of potential “superweeds.”
HARRISBURG, Pa. — In 1929, the Pennsylvania Game Commission began the propagation of pheasants on an extensive scale with the establishment of two game farms. Over the next six decades, to offset the increasing demand for pheasants from hunters, three other farms were placed into operation, and the day-old pheasant chick program was implemented and [...]
Forget California! With their unique climate conditions, western New York growers could benefit from new regional broccoli varieties.
Patrick Burke, Meshoppen, Pa., bested 23 other contestants to win the annual Pennsylvania Bid-Calling Contest.
By CHARLES WILDMAN The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is faced with an interesting challenge in the coming weeks. Let me attempt to describe it simply, so that the challenge can be seen clearly. I see all things through the lens of a pork producer, but I think the situation is the same for other [...]
By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing writer Wine makers have good reason to raise a glass this year. A hot, dry, summer has led to some of the best grape growing conditions in recent memory, with wine makers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York recording record years. “It might be the vintage of the decade,” said Randy [...]
By JAMES MCCONNELL I read something the other day that brought into focus some things I don’t normally talk about. The anonymous quote said simply, “A veteran is a person who wrote a blank check to his country.” I am a proud veteran. I am also a lucky veteran. My check was never cashed. Some [...]
Each morning, by dawn’s early light, Ohioans Virgil and June Smith look out their dining room window at the memorial Virgil has literally cut in stone to honor America and salute the seven sons his mother and father sent off to serve in our country’s military.
By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing Writer NEW YORK — Owners of outdoor wood boilers in New York caught a break in late October as state officials held off on implementing a new set of regulations that would have curtailed their use. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is considering a set of regulations that [...]