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If you are looking for higher yields, stockpiled feed for the summer slump, as well as better soil, growing corn for your cows to graze instead of perennial grasses may be the answer.

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It was an accident that began one farm’s journey to direct sales of raw milk and processed dairy products. After dairy farmer Layne Klein was injured and sold the milking herd, he and wife, Beth, decided to try a different mode of dairy farming – selling products directly to customers.

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Milk may no longer be an item customers will go out of the way to purchase, even when it is being bottled right at the farm, as it is at Way-Har Farms in Bernville, Pennsylvania. The dairy, run today by William and Lolly Lesher, began bottling its own milk on-farm in the 1970s, utilizing 60 percent of their production.

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Emily and Jay Montgomery came home to Highland Farm, operated today by Emily’s father and brother, William and Zack Bryant, in 2006. The farm, located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, has been in the family for seven generations.

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Video game company Nintendo released the new game 1-2-Switch in March. In the game, players play one-on-one in several contests including Wild West duels, dance offs and a cow-milking competition.

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“Alternative therapy” is a nice, ambiguous term for almost any remedy that falls outside the familiar realm of antibiotics and stitches. Highly conditioned athletes like NFL stars and Olympians have been using treatments like acupuncture and Reiki for years, and now dairy cows, highly conditioned athletes in their own right, can benefit from a little acupuncture as well.

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