With silage harvest ongoing and other crops being harvested soon, we’re checking in with two prior guests to see how their growing seasons are going thus far.
Bryan Harnish grows 600 acres of field crops, watermelons, tobacco and, starting last year, CBD hemp in Pequea, Pa.
Harnish is in the middle of harvesting watermelons and tobacco, two high-value crops. His corn and soybeans look good, but he says he’s not expecting an exceptional yield.
One crop he’s not growing this year is hemp. Listen to the podcast to hear why.
Also, Karl Shlagel, the co-owner of Shlagel Farms in Waldorf, Md., talks about his best strawberry crop ever, opening the farm to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic and what changes he’s making before possibly welcoming people back to the farm for fall pumpkins.
Shlagel has been more sales focused than ever as he tries to find markets for his products. Much of his wholesale business has slowed as a result of the pandemic, but he’s found other avenues to direct-market to consumers.
STICKING WITH PUMPKINS: Along with 600 acres of corn and soybeans, pumpkins are a high-performing crop for Bryan Harnish on his farm in Pequea, Pa.
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