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From woolly to wiry, more than 1,600 livestock animals shown by 700 youth and adult competitors will be at the State Fair of Virginia from Sept. 27 through Oct. 6. Show participants will compete for scholarship money and coveted ribbons.
Posted in: State Fair


Fresh sweet potatoes are showing up at Virginia farmers’ markets and local food outlets, but it’s too soon to tell whether some Virginia growers will have a good year, according to Clifton Slade, Virginia Cooperative Extension vegetable and produce specialist for the Small Farm Outreach Program at Virginia State University.
Posted in: Potatoes


According to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service report, computer usage on farms has increased, as has the number of farmers who are using computers for their farm businesses.
Posted in: Miscellaneous


More fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home.
Posted in: Home Safety
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