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Stocking the stream

May 4, 2009 As a lifelong fisherman, Jeff Verbonitz of Altoona appreciates the lessons his daughter is learning from raising brook trout in biology class. more »»

Consumer confusion

April 6, 2009 Baffled by the bevy of “organic” and “all-natural” labels at the grocery store? You’re not alone. more »»

Dairy farmers' dilemma

March 2, 2009 You won’t see it at the grocery store, but the milk prices farmers receive have dropped sharply in the past two months. more »»

Farmers and the forest

February 2, 2009 Farmers may be sitting on a crop they’ve never even noticed: timber. “It’s hard to convince a farmer that trees are truly a crop,” said Paul Noll, who owns Noll’s Forestry Services Inc. more »»

Taming a wild spirit

January 5, 2009 Fewer than 100 days ago, Jacks to Win, an American mustang, was a completely feral horse, unaccustomed to humans or handlin. more »»

Pa. ranks second nationally in commercial deer and elk production

December 1, 2008 It’s almost dusk as hunting guide Don Small climbs into a golf cart, holding a feed bucket. Gravel crunches under the tires as he scatters the grain, calling ‘‘Come on, babies, come o. more »»

Here's to a good year

November 3, 2008 Local wineries are toasting last month’s warm, dry weather, which was a boon to the wine grape crop. more »»

Dog law reforms headed for state Senate

October 6, 2008 If state senators pass the proposed dog law reforms as the House of Representatives did, Clover Creek Kennels in Williamsburg won’t pass its state inspection. more »»

Farm briefs

September 1, 2008 Preservation efforts reach milestone acreage HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board set a new record by preserving the state’s 400,000th acre Thursday, Governor Ed... more »»

The family farm’s future

September 1, 2008 Adam Longenecker is hoping his 2-year-old son Austin will want to take over the family farm some day. “He loves coming up to see the cows,” Longenecker said. more »»

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