To ensure a consistent supply of seasonal local produce from spring through fall, it’s not too late to sign up for a CSA subscription.
Over the past two years hundreds of Virginia farmers have taken proactive steps to protect water quality on their land.
The USDA Risk Management Agency has updated factors that will ensure the prevented planting program provides a strong safety net for farmers.
Producers on farms with base acres under the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill can begin signing contracts to enroll for the 2017 crop year.
Farm transition and estate planning workshops will be held Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.
Food companies need to recognize that farmers’ sustainability goals can’t be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices.
Bringing together people from different agricultural backgrounds gives agriculture a voice and strength within a county.
Farmers who are military veterans are getting help marketing agricultural products from a new branding program of the Farmer Veteran Coalition called Homegrown By Heroes.
U.S. farmers spent $397.6 billion on agricultural production in 2014, up 8.3 percent from 2013. That’s the largest increase since 2008, according to the Farm Production Expenditures Annual Summary, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Sustainable agriculture is about conserving resources. Mike Phillips, a Rockingham County beef cattle farmer and field technician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, said he believes sustainable agriculture is not only about maintaining one’s resources, but also improving them—especially the soil.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages all Virginians to get outdoors during June … at a farm.
When storms hit, disaster plans help livestock farmers weather the damages. This past February, Wise County cattleman Danny Cantrell lost 13 calves because of 20-plus inches of snow combined with 20-below nighttime temperatures.
Delegates who farm said that work affords them a unique understanding of legislation that stands to affect Virginia’s farmers and rural communities.
When winter removes much of the foliage from your garden, you can depend on colorful branches to provide visual interest, according to Augusta County horticulturalist Mark Viette.
More farmers and other equipment operators are buying compact tractors instead of full-size machines these days. Joel Hudnall, owner of Turf’s Up Landscaping, said one of his most useful tractors has only 48 horsepower and a smaller frame.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Tuesday that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.
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.
Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced that Virginia was selected for two USDA awards that will help connect Virginia agricultural producers with school systems statewide.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is partnering with the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and Virginia Cooperative Extension to make the connection between healthy soils and high-quality proteins for human health in four Winter Forage Conferences January 20-23.
Today’s ATV have come a long way from the original three-wheel models and are a lot safer to ride. But dealers and users remind new owners that safety is still every user’s responsibility.