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Travel tips offered for planting and harvest season

Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June mean Virginia farmers will be moving tractors and other...

USDA extends deadline for producers to May 17

WASHINGTON – USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the...

SAAA Farm Market Fresh available to seniors who meet participation criteria

Farm Market Fresh for Seniors (also known as the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program) is available through Southern Area Agency on Aging. Eligible seniors’...

Virginia Cooperative Extension to host the 2019 Low-stress Cattle Handling Clinic in May 

Farmers, cattlemen, and cattlewomen of Virginia: Are your cattle meeting their full potential? Do you want to maximize cattle gains and profits? Do you...

Urban Agriculture Summit to take place  

  The fourth Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit will bring together urban farmers, gardeners, foodies, policymakers and government leaders to learn more about one of agriculture’s...

Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans

2018 Farm Bill Increases Limits and Makes Other Changes to Farm Loans WASHINGTON – Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm...

Competitions, learning take stage at Saturday expo

Youngsters competed in several competitions held during the third annual in the Patrick County Farm Bureau Ag Expo on Saturday. The event also included...

Game board passes elk management plan

  RICHMOND—The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed the 10-year Virginia Elk Management Plan at its March 21 meeting. The plan extends from 2019...

Creative Community Will Boost Farming Across Virginia

A rural county in eastern Virginia is making news with its Cook’s Corner community development project that will purchase more than half of its...

Crop estimates yield some surprises

  RICHMOND—The 2018 corn and soybean yield and production estimates are in from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the top Virginia county for soybean...

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