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After weeks of cold and damp weather, Virginia farmers are catching up fast on their spring planting. Even cotton growers, significantly behind their average pace in early May, are back up to speed.
Posted in: Crops

 

The Meadow Event Park kicked off this year’s horse show season with a busy schedule for varied breeds and riding disciplines at its Equine Complex.
Posted in: Horse

 

While you’re grilling a Virginia beef burger or picnicking with farm-fresh produce, be sure to celebrate Memorial Day and other summer events safely.
Posted in: Safety

 

While you’re grilling a Virginia beef burger or picnicking with farm-fresh produce, be sure to celebrate Memorial Day and other summer events safely.
Posted in: Safety

 

While you’re grilling a Virginia beef burger or picnicking with farm-fresh produce, be sure to celebrate Memorial Day and other summer events safely.
Posted in: Safety

 

The sale of agricultural products, both nationally and in Virginia, reached a record high in 2012, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced May 5 that a seven-year ban on exports of poultry from Virginia to China has been lifted by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and that country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
Posted in: Poultry

 

California Chrome, winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby, carried many hopes and dreams across the finish line on May 3. He also carried the DNA of the horse whose Kentucky Derby record still stands, 41 years after he won that race and the 1973 Triple Crown.
Posted in: Safety

 

Chris Arbo of Buckingham County, illustrator of the 2014 Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Book of the Year, What’s In the Garden?, talked about her work with preschool students at Buckingham Preschool on April 23.

 

Hampton Roads moviegoers have a chance to watch Farmland, a newly released documentary by award-winning filmmaker James Moll, at 7 p.m. on May 1 at the Regal MacArthur Center Stadium.
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

There are more than 240 farmers’ markets in Virginia, and now more consumers than ever can shop at them as the U.S. Department of Agriculture expands the mobility of its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

 

Consumers who were asked to pick their favorite fruits from a list of 14 chose strawberries most often in research by the California Strawberry Commission.
Posted in: Crops

 

Educators who like to plan ahead can save the dates for school field trips to the 2014 State Fair of Virginia.

Posted in: State Fair
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