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Dairy godmothers: Specialty cheese biz taps into local dairies

From left, Sue Miller, Stefanie Angstadt and Alex Jones brought together their collective talents to form the Collective Creamery CSA in 2016. (Submitted photo)

Stefanie Angstadt of Oley started making cheese as a hobby soon after graduating from college in 2008. After a few years she knew it was something she wanted to do full time. She opened Valley Milkhouse in a former dairy farm in Oley in 2014 and began to manufacture and sell her cheeses professionally. Not a dairy farmer, herself, she ...

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Government agencies hoping to boost nascent hemp industry

Changes adopted under a federal farm bill passed in late 2018 declassified hemp as a Schedule 1 drug and allowed for wider cultivation across the country. But after an 80-year hiatus, much has changed in the world of commercial hemp farming. So, interested producers are taking baby steps towards what they hope will become a lucrative product. They need to ...

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