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Beginning Farmer News ItemsSilence 'doesn't serve us well' - Winona Post2/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Silence 'doesn't serve us well' Winona Post by CHRIS ROGERS Virginia Laken was angry. Her family had confronted her with their concerns. She did not want to hear it. But Laken knew something was not ...
Grants totaling $499,521 awarded to six agriculture-related projects - Bristol Herald Courier1/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Grants totaling $499,521 awarded to six agriculture-related projects Bristol Herald Courier ABINGDON, VA. — Nearly $500000 in state grant funding is slated to assist six agriculture-related projects in Virginia, including the Abingdon-based ...
Faces of Fauquier: Agent specializes in horticulture - Fauquier Now11/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Faces of Fauquier: Agent specializes in horticulture Fauquier Now After five years of teaching in county schools, Tim Ohlwiler joined Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Farm Income Opportunities News ItemsVirginia health system sues thousands of patients, seizing paychecks and claiming homes - The Union Leader9/16/2019 6:00:00 PM
Virginia health system sues thousands of patients, seizing paychecks and claiming homes The Union Leader A Virginia institution filed 36000 lawsuits against patients, an analysis finds.
It's Giant Pumpkin Season! - RFD-TV9/16/2019 11:58:15 AM
It's Giant Pumpkin Season! RFD-TV You've all seen big pumpkins, but one family hopes theirs brings home the blue ribbon. Virginia Farm Bureau shows us what it takes to grow these massive ...
In Rural Appalachia, Beekeeping Offers a New Path for Coal Miners - Civil Eats9/12/2019 5:13:03 AM
In Rural Appalachia, Beekeeping Offers a New Path for Coal Miners Civil Eats Nearly 40 percent of coal jobs disappeared over the past decade. The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is offering West Virginians a new future.
Virginia to host free fishing weekend - RFD-TV9/9/2019 11:17:41 AM
Virginia to host free fishing weekend RFD-TV RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is hosting a free fishing weekend to make up for some bad weather in June.
Reserve funds to top $1.6 billion as Virginia starts budget work, returns windfall to taxpayers - Richmond.com8/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Reserve funds to top $1.6 billion as Virginia starts budget work, returns windfall to taxpayers Richmond.com Gov. Ralph Northam and Virginia lawmakers soon will begin work on a new two-year state budget with $1.6 billion banked in reserve, a revenue surplus swollen ...
New Amazon Solar Farm Coming To Virginia - Solar Industry8/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Amazon Solar Farm Coming To Virginia Solar Industry Amazon has announced its 65th and 66th renewable energy projects: a wind farm in Cork, Ireland, and a solar project in Pittsylvania County, Va. Once complete ...
Kent Leonhardt: West Virginia must seize agriculture opportunity - Huntington Herald Dispatch7/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Kent Leonhardt: West Virginia must seize agriculture opportunity Huntington Herald Dispatch Progression is defined as "the process of developing or moving gradually towards a more advanced state." As time barrels forward, each institution, industrial ...
Working Capital is Dissolving: Here's What to Know - agprofessional.com7/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Working Capital is Dissolving: Here's What to Know agprofessional.com What should be your No. 1 priority for your balance sheet? “Working capital,” says David Kohl, professor emeritus of agricultural finance at Virginia Tech ...
Dairy farming takes a sour turn in Virginia - Fredericksburg.com6/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dairy farming takes a sour turn in Virginia Fredericksburg.com When Ken Smith looks at his herd of 1600 black-and-white Holsteins, he sees family.
Christiansburg farm becomes largest producer of hemp in Virginia - WDBJ76/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Christiansburg farm becomes largest producer of hemp in Virginia WDBJ7 Hemp is a new crop in Virginia's farming industry that is controversial because of its similarity to marijuana.
Virginia Tech to build the farm of the future - Future Farming6/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Tech to build the farm of the future Future Farming Virginia Tech is creating the SmartFarm Innovation Network, in order to build the farm of the future.
Our daily bread: A new crop of farmers, millers, and bakers is working to restore Virginia’s local grain economy - C-VILLE Weekly6/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Our daily bread: A new crop of farmers, millers, and bakers is working to restore Virginia’s local grain economy C-VILLE Weekly Murphy & Rude Malting Co. founder Jeff Bloem malts only Virginia-grown grain, and sells his product to local breweries like Random Row and South Street.
Soybean Farmer Loses From Retaliatory Tariffs With No Bailout Funds In Sight - NPR5/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Soybean Farmer Loses From Retaliatory Tariffs With No Bailout Funds In Sight NPR Heavier tariffs on Chinese goods have led to retaliatory tariffs from China. Virginia soybean farmer John Wesley Boyd Jr. tells NPR's Michel Martin that he hasn't ...
The saga of sharecropping: Reflecting on its tolls and the tenacity of family that helped build Virginia and the South - Daily Press5/5/2019 9:45:00 AM
The saga of sharecropping: Reflecting on its tolls and the tenacity of family that helped build Virginia and the South Daily Press Farming has never been easy. Not even for those who owned their property and its profits. But those who remember sharecropping say it was more brutal, and ...
Hemp: Virginia's new big cash crop? - Richmond Free Press5/3/2019 6:00:00 AM
Hemp: Virginia's new big cash crop? Richmond Free Press At first glance, it looks like a stoner's paradise: Acres of plants that resemble marijuana. But this crop is hemp, a relative of cannabis that has commercial uses ...
Factories and Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States - Governing4/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Factories and Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States Governing High-paying blue-collar jobs lifted incomes in West Virginia, New York and Illinois last year, even though the states lost residents.
Gov. Ralph Northam, in Roanoke, hails agritourism as force for revitalization - Roanoke Times4/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Ralph Northam, in Roanoke, hails agritourism as force for revitalization Roanoke Times When Gov. Ralph Northam is asked about his top priorities as leader of the state, he has a ready answer: ensuring Virginia has a thriving economy.
West Virginia Small Farm Conference underway in Charleston - West Virginia MetroNews2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Small Farm Conference underway in Charleston West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hundreds of small farmers and those interested in small farming are gathering at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center this ...
‘Really a disappointment’: Colonial farm in Northern Virginia to close Friday after rejecting agreement - Washington Post12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
‘Really a disappointment’: Colonial farm in Northern Virginia to close Friday after rejecting agreement Washington Post A Colonial-style farm in Northern Virginia is slated to close Friday after a years-long dispute with the National Park *Service*, which sought more control over the ...
Article: Cattle farmer uses down-to-earth practices to beef up the soil - The Chesapeake Bay Journal12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Article: Cattle farmer uses down-to-earth practices to beef up the soil The Chesapeake Bay Journal The shaggy Red Devon-Angus and doe-eyed Jersey cattle surrounding Virginia farmer Matt Rales are more than the sum of their parts — though their meat will ...
From farmhand to chicken farm owner, Virginia Beach woman starts Squawks Farm - Virginian-Pilot12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
From farmhand to chicken farm owner, Virginia Beach woman starts Squawks Farm Virginian-Pilot Jessica DiNapoli isn't a chicken when it comes to hard work. In fact, the Kings Grant resident started Squawks Farm this past summer, a small operation in ...
Agriculture is growing on West Virginia (Daily Mail WV) - Charleston Gazette-Mail9/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Agriculture is growing on West Virginia (Daily Mail WV) Charleston Gazette-Mail Since its inception, West Virginia has always had a connection with farming and agriculture. The Great Seal of the State of West Virginia, adopted in September ...
Farm Resources News ItemsInside Appalachia: What Would You Do if Your Grocery Store Disappeared? - West Virginia Public Broadcasting7/10/2015 3:00:00 AM
Inside Appalachia: What Would You Do if Your Grocery Store Disappeared? West Virginia Public Broadcasting In Appalachia, where green forests grow abundantly, food is scarce for many. Throughout Appalachia, grocery stores are disappearing. This week on Inside.
Organic Certification News ItemsOrganic Farm in West Virginia Is Imperiled by Gas Pipeline Construction - Truthout7/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Organic Farm in West Virginia Is Imperiled by Gas Pipeline Construction Truthout In the four years since finding stakes mysteriously implanted in the ground of their newly acquired farm, Neal LaFerriere and his family have worked as best they ...
Organic Farm in W.Va. Imperiled by Gas Pipeline Construction - DC Media Group7/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Organic Farm in W.Va. Imperiled by Gas Pipeline Construction DC Media Group Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline has shattered a family's dream to grow medicinal plants and produce on an organic farm in West Virginia.
'They care about corporations:' Landowners demonstrate pipeline project's toll - Virginia Mercury6/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
'They care about corporations:' Landowners demonstrate pipeline project's toll Virginia Mercury WIRTZ — Little Creek ran chocolate-milkshake brown, surging with flood water as it splashed over its banks just feet from where lengths of the Mountain Valley ...
How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline - The Guardian5/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline The Guardian Compulsory purchase – or the threat of it – of property on the route of a pipeline for fracked natural gas has left a slew of grievances and lawsuits in West Virginia ...
Blackberry farmers claim organic property contaminated when helicopter dropped erosion-control pellets on land - West Virginia Record5/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Blackberry farmers claim organic property contaminated when helicopter dropped erosion-control pellets on land West Virginia Record BECKLEY — A farm is suing a corporation, alleging it contaminated its property. Blackberry Botanicals, dba Blackberry Springs Farm; Neal and Elizabeth ...
Farewell, Golden Eagle Alpaca Farm - Virginian-Pilot12/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
Farewell, Golden Eagle Alpaca Farm Virginian-Pilot John and Iris Gasser are retiring from their Golden Eagle Alpaca Farm and its Certified Naturally Grown produce business.
US: New Country Organics looks to expand feed footprint - FeedNavigator.com10/6/2016 3:00:00 AM
US: New Country Organics looks to expand feed footprint FeedNavigator.com New Country Organics is stretching its production facilities from the East Coast to Texas with the purchase of another feed mill. The Virginia-based feed and ...
Organic feed company opening east of downtown Lubbock - LubbockOnline.com9/30/2016 3:00:00 AM
Organic feed company opening east of downtown Lubbock LubbockOnline.com New Country Organics has a growing market and a new location.The Virginia-based organic livestock feed company is expanding its operations. It acquired the ...
W.Va. organic farms earn nearly $4M, but local demand low - Herald-Mail Media9/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
W.Va. organic farms earn nearly $4M, but local demand low Herald-Mail Media MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Redbud Farm in Berkeley County, W.Va., was among West Virginia's 16 certified-organic farms that sold nearly $4 million in ...
A different kind of tea party: how US farmers are brewing up a new industry - The Guardian7/16/2016 3:00:00 AM
A different kind of tea party: how US farmers are brewing up a new industry The Guardian Unchon Ramos has kickstarted an American tea farming revolution right from her farm in Virginia – but growers say the industry is still in 'the wild west' stage of ...
What's the difference between organic and biodynamic? - C-VILLE Weekly6/26/2014 3:00:00 AM
What's the difference between organic and biodynamic? C-VILLE Weekly Winemakers are taking steps toward organic grapes and biodynamic vineyards. So what exactly does it all mean, especially in Virginia's wine country?
Dorothy McAuliffe on hand for opening event for organic winery in Albemarle - The Daily Progress6/11/2014 3:00:00 AM
Dorothy McAuliffe on hand for opening event for organic winery in Albemarle The Daily Progress Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery is employing nature's existing forces to establish a unique spot in Virginia's growing viticulture industry.