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Virginia soybean, peanut acres increase

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Thursday that soybean and peanut acreage is up this year in the Commonwealth.


Henry’s Farm Inc. recalls soybean sprouts due to possible health risk

Food Safety Specialists from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services warn consumers not to eat Soybean Sprouts from Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, Va.


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Virginia farm products part of nation’s record-setting ag exports

U.S. agricultural exports, including those from Virginia, are at an all-time high. The USDA recently announced that agricultural exports for 2014 totaled $152.5 billion, topping last year’s record $141 billion.


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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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Agriculture in the digital age: Yes, there’s an app for that

When you think of farming tools, you may think of tractors, cultivators, combines and other heavy equipment. In today’s digital age, a farmer is just as likely to be using another tool.


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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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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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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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Summer storms can squash crops

Severe thunderstorms and even a minor tornado rolled through parts of Southeast Virginia the week of July 6, causing property damage in the region. Hail and high winds associated with the storms also damaged crops on some farms.


Virginia growers expected to plant additional cotton, peanuts

After a cold and wet early spring, Virginia farmers are ready to get their crops in the ground. Corn plantings across the state are behind schedule. Cotton and peanut producers are expecting to plant more acres this year, while producers of other major row crops are pulling back a bit.


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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.


Virginia agricultural, forestry exports reach new record high

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia agricultural exports, which also include forestry products, reached a new all-time high of $2.85 billion in 2013, up more than 8 percent in total value from the previous record reached in 2012.


Report: Virginia agriculture, farm sector growing

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.


Virginia corn could set a record for the 2013 production year

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that Virginia’s corn yields are expected to be 154 bushels per acre, up 51 bushels from the previous year’s yield and up four bushels per acre from the November forecast.


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Record corn yield on track for Virginia; peanuts and cotton yields down from September forecast

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that Virginia’s corn yield as of November 1 is estimated to be 150 bushels per acre, a record for the state. If realized, this yield is up 5 bushels per acre from the previous forecast.


Crop forecast hard to come by this fall

The last available crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are dated Sept. 30, right before the congressional budget impasse shut down non-essential parts of the federal government.


Major new customer for Virginia soybean exports

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that Perdue Agribusiness, which owns and operates a major deep-water export terminal for grains and oilseeds in Chesapeake, has reached a new agreement with China’s Jiusan Oil and Grain Industries Group (Jiusan) to supply up to 8 million bushels of soybeans in a series of bulk shipments for the 2013-14 crop.


Soybean, tobacco and wheat acreage up in Virginia for 2013

A survey conducted in early June by the Virginia Field Office of the National Agriculture Statistics Services reveals that Virginia’s farmers will plant 3 percent more soybeans than the previous year while corn acreage will decline 8 percent.


First new shipments of Virginia soybeans arrive in China

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced that the first of new shipments of soybeans from Perdue Agribusiness’ deep water export facility in Chesapeake have arrived in China. The shipments were secured in a trade deal between the Dandong Port Group Co. and its affiliate Dandong Pasite Grain and Oilseed Co. Ltd. and Perdue Agribusiness as a […]