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Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Virginia, but fresh, healthy food isn’t readily accessible to more than 17 percent of the state’s population.

 

Leo Tammi of Augusta County first purchased guard dogs 20 years ago after losing some of his sheep to feral dogs.
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

Here’s the scoop: A U.S. Department of Agriculture research team has shown that cat litter made with spent grains left over from ethanol production might offer a more environmentally friendly product than non-biodegradable litters.
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

Some Virginia fast-food restaurants are beginning to advertise the fact that they serve grass-fed beef, and such products are popular at farmers’ markets and local butchers around the state. Many grocery store chains now carry it, and grass-fed beef has been a popular dish at higher-end restaurants for years. 
Posted in: Beef

 

Virginia is a key farm export state, with trade offices in eight locations around the world. The newest one opened last fall in Canada, which imported $205 million in Virginia farm products in 2012 and is Virginia’s second-largest export market behind China.
Posted in: Agriculture Trade

 

It’s cold and gray across Virginia, but gardeners and homeowners are counting on spring to bring back the green colors—and the green of big money spent on flowers, shrubs and landscaping.
Posted in: Horticulture

 

To have a garden full of fresh, delicious spring vegetables, you need to start planting in late February.
Posted in: Gardening

 

To have a garden full of fresh, delicious spring vegetables, you need to start planting in late February.
Posted in: Gardening

 

Virginia’s senators were among members of Congress who voted to pass the 2014 Farm Bill, which now goes to President Obama for a final signature.

 

Virginia farmers and agribusiness professionals can learn about export opportunities throughout the world March 6 and 7 during the sixth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade in Richmond.
Posted in: Agriculture Trade

 

It’s been almost 44 years since legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born March 30, 1970, at what is now The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. But legions of devoted fans still mark the birthday of “America’s Super Horse.” 
Posted in: Miscellaneous

 

A cotton industry movement protesting the use of non-cotton fabrics in blue jeans and other garments has prompted consumers to share their clothing-related blues online.
Posted in: Cotton

 

County Farm Bureau leaders from across Virginia will speak with state legislators about issues of interest to farmers during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day on Feb. 12. The event’s theme will be “Ask Me About My Farm.”
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