Gov. Ralph Northam has made appointments for key positions that may impact agriculture.
Free lesson plans about sustainable agriculture are now available for high school teachers.
The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The candidates for governor vowed to support the state’s largest industries during the 2017 Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum.
The nation’s largest agricultural organization is calling an ag education bill before Congress critical for ensuring the industry’s future.
North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for U.S. agriculture.
New farmers and ranchers have until the end of June to ensure they are represented in this year’s Census of Agriculture.
Lynchburg area politicians acquired some on-the-farm knowledge May 13 during a tour of three Bedford County farms.
Imagine touring a factory and inspecting the quality of the materials that will be used to build your next car.
New farmers and producers who did not receive a 2017 Census of Agriculture survey still have time to ensure they are counted in the next census.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was confirmed as the 31st secretary of agriculture.
Agriculture is sort of a big word but a simple concept: at its heart, agriculture equals food.
Virginia State University will offer a 10-week certification program in urban agriculture starting March 11.
Accomack County leads Virginia in corn and soybean production, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program will holds its seventh annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 6-10.
Farmers have welcomed the appointment of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.
The 2017 Census of Agriculture is coming, and farmers are urged to promptly reply to a preliminary letter arriving soon in the mail.
A recent study found that fear-based messaging tactics have led to a decline in produce consumption among low-income shoppers.
Even though there is a shortage of young people considering careers in agriculture, there are signs more students are pursuing ag education.
Virginia farmers harvested 9.28 million bushels of winter wheat during the summer of 2016 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering Garden and Agriculture Experience Grants to teachers looking to incorporate agriculture into their classroom.
Since the Virginia agriculture license plate initiative started in 2004, Virginians who display the specialty plate have been driving home their support for the state’s farmers.
Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting its second annual survey to measure the environmental benefits associated with conservation practices on agricultural land.
Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products around the world.
If children are influenced by the books they read, then conveying accurate information about agriculture has never been more important.
A tour of Virginia’s wheat fields revealed some pleasant surprises as growers began this year’s soft wheat harvest.
In Nepal, more than 70 percent of the population works in agriculture, yet problems such as crop pests and diseases are a threat.
Performance Livestock and Feed Company, Inc., will invest $4.2 million to establish a new feed production operation in Henry County.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday that Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat during 2016.
The Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program will host “Sprouting Success,” a free professional development series.
Industry stakeholders have conducted wheat quality tours in the Midwest for decades, but mid-Atlantic soft wheat tours are still in their infancy.
According to the USDA, Virginia farmers produced more than half a billion bushels of grain and soybeans between 2006 and 2012.
The genesis of the modern strawberry is perhaps the greatest long-distance plant breeding project of all time.
Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat in 2016 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
A landmark study conducted by the Egg Industry Center has given the industry something to crow about.
It’s been a year since corn and wheat prices tumbled on the Chicago Board of Trade. Milk prices took a steep nose dive last November.
Dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program can update their production history when an eligible family member joins.
Virginia’s hard clam sales of $32.3 million led the nation, while its $16 million in oyster sales is the front-runner on the East Coast.
The average farmer is generating an enormous amount of data every time he or she runs modern farm equipment.
Virginia is the second largest exporter of agricultural goods on the East Coast, and narrowed the gap between the Commonwealth and first place Georgia.
There were 2.07 million farms in the United States in 2015, 1 percent fewer than in 2014, according to the National Agriculture Statistics Service.
Agriculture, America’s and Virginia’s largest industry, will be celebrated March 14-20, National Ag Week. March 15 has been designated National Ag Day.
To better prepare farmers to communicate with the public, several organizations will host a Farming Leaders Conference March 19 at Blue Ridge Community College.
Virginia corn growers had good weather and great yields in 2015, according to the latest crop production estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Indoor agriculture typically entails growing produce with hydroponic and aeroponic technologies in greenhouses, warehouses and containers.
Virginia farmers are asserting current state oversight of the use of biosolids as a source of nutrients for farmland is sufficient, though the practice merits an impartial study.