Just in time for the holidays, there are even more Virginia-grown turkeys available this year.
Posted in: Poultry

 

Pumpkins may take center stage in fall decorations and desserts, but sweet potatoes are the real autumn stars when it comes to home gardens.
Posted in: Sweet Potatoes

 

Each year, more than 30 million American households celebrate the holidays with a fresh, farm-grown Christmas tree.
Posted in: Christmas Trees

 

The 2016 Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade will be held March 7 and 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Richmond.

 

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new Food & Ag Resource Guide at agfoundation.org/ag-resource-guide that features recommended agriculture-related resources by age group.

 

Lots of pumpkins will be carved and painted in the coming days. Augusta County horticulturist Mark Viette believes the bottle gourd offers a more sophisticated way to decorate for the fall—and all year long.
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

Farmers who are military veterans are getting help marketing agricultural products from a new branding program of the Farmer Veteran Coalition called Homegrown By Heroes.
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 9 to stop enforcement nationwide of the “Waters of the United States” rule.

 

Three Virginia specialty food companies are set to begin exporting their products into Canada. 
Posted in: Agriculture Trade

 

Virginia farmers harvested 13.9 million bushels of winter wheat this past summer—22 percent less than in 2014 and 2 percent less than an August forecast.
Posted in: Wheat

 

Although Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Virginia “dodged a bullet” with Hurricane Joaquin, farmers still got hit with crop damage.

 

Virginia’s wine grape industry has really taken off over the past 20 years. Now NASA is helping the state’s grape growers find new ways to meet the growing demand for wine grapes and vineyards.
Posted in: Wine Grapes

 

The Senate Agriculture Committee has announced an Oct. 21 hearing on biotechnology, and U.S. farmers soon will begin contacting their senators about legislation related to foods with genetically modified ingredients.

 

Many homeowners enjoy feeding birds in their yards until squirrels start nibbling at the feed—or the feeders.
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

The winner of this year’s State Fair of Virginia giant pumpkin competition broke his own record.

 

Organizers are getting ready for Virginia’s third Urban Agriculture Summit, which will be held Oct. 22 and 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Richmond. Summit speakers will address the current state and future of urban agriculture in the United States.
Posted in: Events

 

For the fall tourist who likes to discover hidden treasures, there is a gem only 30 minutes from Richmond. It’s the birthplace of Secretariat at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, about 2 miles from Interstate 95 at Exit 98.

 

Virginia drivers’ odds of a collision with a deer are 1 in 97, compared to the national odds of 1 in 169.
Posted in: Safety, Auto Safety
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