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State Fair of Virginia Rides Again
State Fair of Virginia Rides Again

State Fair of Virginia Rides Again

Celebrating the culmination of Virginia’s agricultural growing season and focusing on family fun, the State Fair of Virginia is returning with more attractions than ever.

Investment In Agriculture R&D Is Lagging

Investment In Agriculture R&D Is Lagging

Government backing for research and development in farm life has dropped dramatically at a time when other nations have maintained or increased their agricultural R&D interests, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A Fungi Fad

A Fungi Fad

Virginia might not be known for its mushrooms, but they’re becoming increasingly popular as more growers and consumers venture into the world of fungi. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, 41 Virginia farms grow mushrooms, accounting for about $761,000 in sales that year.

Safe Poultry Practices

Safe Poultry Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the virus, known as HPAI, in waterfowl in the Carolinas and Virginia in January, and in a backyard poultry flock in Fauquier County in February. The risk is greater for commercial poultry growers and by mid-February, the state veterinarian’s office had increased biosecurity protocols.

Savvy Farmers Plan Ahead

Savvy Farmers Plan Ahead

Weather, not the calendar, determines winter work on local farms Area farmers start making decisions about cold-weather work way before Old Man Winter blows into town. From left, Lynwood, Bates and Johnny Broaddus on Spring Hill Farms in Caroline County. For...

Be Alert, Slow Down

The arrival of fall signals more than just changing leaves and cooler weather.