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If there was one underlying theme I’ve observed since 2020, it’s that it is imperative to self-investigate most of the news that is shared for accuracy. It pains me to think that in … more
Each spring brings new growth and new life, and for many young people it’s a chance to learn how to evaluate and select livestock, equine and dairy animals.  Our Wayne County 4-H … more
[Editor’s note: This column originally ran on February 17, 2022.] As I’m sitting here, the sun is out and the temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring fever is starting to kick … more
Among my fondest memories growing up was one of the first times that I attended the PA Farm Show.  If you’ve never attended it before, think of a county fair that’s held inside, … more
Yes, the time change has passed, the leaves are just barely holding on, and the mornings are crisp. Winter is just around the corner, and it brings some extra considerations.  For most … more
This early-season heat wave has really thrown most folks, animals and plants for a loop. People are out trying to plant gardens early, grass has greened, trees have bloomed, and animals have started … more
What every American hopes for is one day to be able to retire in comfort without the need to worry about the money funding it running out. Typically, most retirement plans include some form of investment, usually in the stock market. more
The new year comes with the hope that it will bring a fresh start, and a chance to get back on track and start new goals. But for producers large and small, it is a time to redetermine the market values of day-to-day goods. more
Have you ever come across the saying, “The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays freight both ways”?  more
One of the many benefits I thank my parents for is that my family owns and operates a custom meat facility in the area, in addition to a dairy farm. It can be a hard way to make a living, both physically and mentally. more
Telephone, radio, TV, computers, cell phones, MP3 players, smartphones, smart watches, etc. The progression of technology used in our day-to-day lives has evolved so quickly in such a short amount of time. more
It’s summertime! Time for family outings like bike rides, kayaking on the Delaware river, blueberry picking and sidewalk sales. Soon we’ll hear the sounds of rides, demolition derby, livestock and crowds rushing to get their annual funnel cake.  more
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