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A yellow oil field in Cherryville

VIDEO: A beautiful yellow oil field

CHERRYVILLE, Pa. - Acres of yellow fields near Cherryville are drawing big crowds.

The unusual site is fields of canola plants.

The crop is rare for Pennsylvania but was first planted as a test by farmers Jack and Brad Weinhofer last year.

The father-and-son farmers say they were surprised to see how many people are stopping to take pictures of the flowers.

"I think last year it was a shock for both of us," Brad Weinhofer said.

Weinhofer said it isn't unusual to see a line of cars pulled off on the side of the road taking pictures of the flowers.

"I don't even know how to describe it. I've been searching for something like this for a very long time," said photographer Krista Michele who had stopped to snap a few shots.

Jack Weinhofer said the flowers will bloom for a few more weeks and then the 175 acres canola seeds will be harvested and sent to company that processes them into canola oil.

 


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