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Dairy production, herd size see notable increases

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.


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Virginia crop production report

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the state’s crop production report, based on conditions as of November 1.


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Census: Virginia aquaculture sales topped $55 million last year

Virginia is home to nearly 120 commercial aquaculture operations that saw a total of $55.6 million in sales last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released findings from its 2013 Census of Aquaculture on Sept. 29.


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Virginia Crop Production Report: Soybean, cotton and peanut production expected to be up from 2013.

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).


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Gobble, gobble: Number of turkeys raised in Virginia up from 2013

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the number of turkeys to be raised in Virginia in 2014 is expected to total 16 million, up three percent from the 15.5 million raised in 2013.


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Virginia 2014 small grain production

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the state’s winter wheat production is estimated at 17.7 million bushels, down two percent from last year.


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Virginia updates crop forecasts for 2014 season

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.


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U.S. farm production expenditures and farmland values rise

American farmers spent $367.3 billion to run their businesses in 2013, according to a farm production expenditure report published recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.


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Lower corn yields expected in 2014/soybean, cotton and peanut yields up

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.


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Virginia wheat forecast up from May

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia’s winter wheat production is forecast to be higher than thought a month ago.


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USDA to survey farmers about 2014 crops

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages Virginia farmers to participate in two important mid-year surveys from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).


Results from 2012 Census of Agriculture reveal positive findings for Virginia

On May 2, the National Agricultural Statistics Service released final figures from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. These final results follow preliminary figures released by Governor McAuliffe on Feb, 24 indicating many growth areas in Virginia agriculture.


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Governor McAuliffe proclaims May as Beef Month in Virginia

As the weather gets warmer, Virginians are firing up their grills for juicy burgers and mouth-watering steaks. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe acknowledges this all-American tradition and proclaims May 2014 as “Beef Month” in Virginia.


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Corn and winter wheat acreage down from 2013, cotton and peanuts up

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that Virginia’s corn producers intend to decrease acreage in 2014 to 500,000 acres.


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Value of production on Virginia farms up almost $1 billion

Virginia farms saw a dramatic increase in both the market value of production and the average value of products sold per farm according to the preliminary results of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census of Agriculture.


Who doesn’t mind the snowy winter? Farmers

Cold temperatures and regularly occurring snowstorms this winter have even hardy folks like Virginia farmers eager for spring to arrive.


Virginia’s livestock inventories down

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday that Virginia’s cattle and calves inventory totaled 1.53 million head on Jan. 1, 2014. This is down 5 percent from last year’s inventory of 1.61 million head.