Disaster loans are available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives in Lee and Scott counties as a result of the drought that began on Oct. 4, 2016.
A 25% reduction of water use over the next year is required of California residents, golf courses, cemeteries, and many businesses. But wait. “Owners of large farms…will not fall under the 25% guideline.”
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that Highland County received U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designation as a primary disaster area due to drought that occurred from June 1 through October 31, 2014.
U.S. milk production is up nearly 4 percent from a year ago, and so is production per cow and the size of the nation’s collective dairy herd.
The UVA women’s basketball team (9-3) lost at home for the first time this season, falling 67-57 to Davidson (4-8) in the first day of the Cavalier Classic Presented by Holiday Inn University Area tournament at John Paul Jones Arena.
There’s a lot of buzz about local food, but what about local plants? Native plants are those that are indigenous to a region and possess traits that make them uniquely adapted to local conditions.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims October as “Fall is for Planting Month” in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Click here to view the Governor’s Proclamation.
Ye, of little faith. UVA football needed you, but you weren’t there. Again. The last two weeks, it was too hot and humid. This week, it was too chilly, too overcast, a chance of sprinkles, you had to mow the grass, go to the soccer game, whatever.
Experts say the summer season has set the stage for potentially exceptional fall foliage colors in the Northeast, though the weather through mid-October will ultimately determine how stellar of a display will emerge.
It isn’t enough for physicians to educate patients about the health risks of air pollution, and for parents to keep their children with asthma indoors on bad air days. We must reduce pollution before it takes a further toll on our children and families.
Homeowners in six Northern Virginia counties have kept the phone lines buzzing at Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices expressing concern about defoliated white oak trees.
ACC Football Kickoff interview with Virginia Tech wide receiver Willie Byrn.
Luis Diaz picked up his second straight win by dealing seven superb innings, paving the way to a 3-2 Salem Red Sox victory on Wednesday night in Wilmington.
Top seed UVa. seemed ready to run away from #5 Pitt. It ended up being the Wahoo defense that sent the program to its first ACC Tournament final in 20 years.
Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people.
The amount of land in farms in Virginia increased by more than 229,000 acres, to a total of 8.33 million acres. The average farm size also grew by 10 acres, to 181 acres.
As of the first week of November, 94 percent of the state’s corn harvest was complete. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest crop survey estimates Virginia corn yields will average 145 bushels an acre, a 29 percent increase from last year’s drought-stricken crop.
Drought conditions in the Midwest last summer and fall set in motion a domino effect expected to raise food prices 2.5 to 3.5 percent this year.
Indeed we are embroiled in what many consider the worst drought in the U.S. since the “Dust Bowl” days of the 1930s that rendered some 50 million acres of farmland barely usable.