When it comes to raising corn, Virginia is not a major player on the national stage. But corn exports from the Old Dominion are still important.
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.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Tuesday that corn production inVirginia is forecast at 49.6 million bushels, down 1 percent from the October forecast and down 2 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 160.0 bushels per acre, down 2.0 bushels from last month but up 15.0 bushels from the 2014 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 310,000 acres, down 40,000 acres from 2014.
Following a record-breaking corn crop in 2014, this summer’s predicted corn yields are looking just as promising. U.S. and Virginia producers have seen excellent planting and weather conditions.
On a recent WWBT TV 12 news segment, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives explained that genetically modified crops are no different from conventional crops.
Moonshine has come a long way, from the hills and hollows of Appalachia to the front and center of Virginia’s fast-growing artisanal spirits industry.
Shelley and Joe Barlow and their son, Joey, grow about 400 acres of cotton. On a particularly good day, they can harvest about 50 acres.
The City of Charlottesville and the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville are presenting Grand Illumination 2014 at Central Place on the Downtown Mall on Friday.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the state’s crop production report, based on conditions as of November 1.
The Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village, which will open Nov. 14 and run through Jan. 3, 2015, is a holiday light display created with nearly a million LED lights and set to music.
When fall colors and mountain vistas beckon to visitors, it can make for a magical and profitable combination for farmers. Agritourism can add as much as $24,000 to a farm’s bottom line in a year.
Results of a new study of genetically engineered crops eaten by livestock indicate again that GMO feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO feed.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the state’s crop production report, based on conditions as of October 1. The data comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Fall has arrived so why not come out to Douthat State Park to kick-off the season at Apple Day: A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beach complex.
Ethanol and similar “biofuels” made from corn and other crops seem like a good idea given their potential for reducing our carbon outputs as well as our reliance on fossil fuels.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that, based on September 1 conditions, Virginia’s corn crop is forecast at 52.9 million bushels, down five percent from last year.
Competitions are a time-honored tradition at fairs across the country, and the State Fair of Virginia is no exception.
Battered, dipped and fried describes many of the mouth-watering foods at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.
According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the 2014 corn crop in Virginia is forecast at 51.8 million bushels, down seven percent from last year.
Nine churches will come together at an apartment community in Stuarts Draft to stage The Big Event from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 2nd.
As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, we are compiling a list of our favorite MCK (My Clean Kitchen) summertime recipes. These are the recipes we’ll be serving tomorrow as we celebrate with friends and family.
A typical summer picnic will cost slightly more this year than last, but it’s still a bargain at less than $6 per person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Virginia’s sweet corn crop is benefitting from the advent of summertime heat. “It’s the most amazing crop you’ve ever seen in Northern Virginia,” said Tom Davenport, owner of Hollin Farms in Fauquier County. “The rain is causing it to grow like crazy.”
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 29–July 1, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
It’s summer vacation road trip season! I’m getting ready to pack my family in the car for a summer road trip. As any mom, or parent for that matter, knows a road trip with a small child can be a nightmare.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today at the Virginia State Capitol that Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese pulp and paper company will invest $2 billion over five years to establish its first U.S. advanced manufacturing operation in Chesterfield County.
It’s chic to have a backyard garden full of fancy new produce, and nurseries and seed companies are competing to bring gardeners the most colorful and flavorful designer edibles possible.