Only 45 percent of Virginia farmers have responded to the Census of Agriculture: But there’s still time
Farmers and ranchers still have time to respond to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Groups seeking to improve the competitiveness of specialty crops in Virginia are eligible to submit proposals for grants up to $60,000 per project.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service issued national program guidance that gives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) state operators new flexibility to make their operations more efficient while improving customer service.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced an award of $481,410.50 in grant funding for 10 agriculture-related projects from the USDA.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service September Grain Stocks report shows more Virginia wheat, barley and oat stocks.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will mail census forms to farmers in about eight weeks.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released its 2016 Certified Organic Production Report today from the survey conducted earlier this year.
Farm profits are expected to increase in 2017 following three years of decline, according to the USDA. Virginia farmers stand to benefit.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service September Crop Production report shows large increases in projected yields for cotton and peanuts.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will be conducting two surveys critical to small grains producers around the country.
The USDA’s most recent monthly crop production report stirred up the grain markets.
The USDA National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 6-12, will celebrate the vital role markets play in supporting local economies.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the latest USDA Acreage and Grain Stocks reports.
A USDA farm-to-school grant will support efforts of school nutrition programs to serve locally grown-and-raised food in school cafeterias.
A $935,000 grant from the USDA Food Nutrition Service will provide approximately 9,000 students and their families with increased food security.
The deal Congress struck to keep the federal government funded through Sept. 30 restored funding to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The bill Congress passed last week to fund the government through Sept. 30 restored $95 million to the USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Service.
The USDA will delay full implementation of the nutrition standards passed into law by the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
The USDA released its Planting Intentions report showing Virginia farmers intend to plant more soybeans, but less corn this year.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has announced a significant increase in the number of accredited certified organic farms.
Representatives of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service are visiting dairy farms across the nation in January.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has proposed an amendment to nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products.
The USDA has announced a new initiative that expands opportunities for farmers and ranchers to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program.
In January the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey about 920 cattle operations in Virginia to provide an up-to-date measure of cattle inventories.
Representatives of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will visit dairy farms across the nation, including Virginia, in January.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released its results for the first-ever nationwide Local Food Marketing Practices Survey.
In preparation for the 2017 Census of Agriculture, the USDA is sending surveys to 1 million potential farmers and ranchers nationwide.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released the first of its county estimates today from the 2016 production year.
Tthe USDA will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $874,000 available to farmers in 21 Virginia localities.
Two localities in Virginia have qualified for natural disaster assistance from the USDA due to losses caused by flooding due to excessive rains since Sept. 1.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the state’s estimated crop production for 2016.
The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission will receive a $98,625 grant from USDA Rural Development to provide technical assistance.
The USDA Rural Development office in Virginia announced $688,289 in grants for 11 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects statewide.
Virginia will receive more than $587,000 in Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants through the USDA to improve rural health care services.
USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez today in Rockingham County celebrated affordable rural housing opportunities.
A streamlined program of the USDA that will allow farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports with the Farm Service Agency.
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine comment after the Senate voted 55-43 to repeal the USDA catfish inspection program that is harmful to Virginia seafood producers.
During the next several weeks, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service gets lots of questions about safe grilling during the spring and summer months.
A survey released this week shows a sharp increase in the death of American honey bees.
Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat in 2016 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The USDA has unveiled the USDA Urban Agriculture Toolkit, a new resource created by the agency’s Know Your Farmer team to help entrepreneurs.
The USDA is providing a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment.
Dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program can update their production history when an eligible family member joins.
School loan repayment awards for veterinarians serving in shortage areas who meet eligibility standards
The USDA is accepting applications for loan repayment grants for veterinarians willing to serve in parts of Virginia with shortages of vets.
Any pesticide chemical residue found on samples of various foods tested by the USDA fell below levels that could pose a safety risk.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services released its most recent dietary guidelines.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting applications for USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Specialty Crop Block Grant funding.
The USDA announced a joint agreement with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to increase employment opportunities in the agricultural sector for military veterans and their spouses.
The USDA Virginia Rural Development office announced $107,500 in clean energy grants to help seven rural Virginia businesses and one individual.
The Super Bowl is already the most-watched television program in the United States, and this year’s 50th game is sure to take the experience to a whole new level.
Virginia corn growers had good weather and great yields in 2015, according to the latest crop production estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A federal appropriation of $279,488 will allow 5,000 low-income, senior Virginians to receive a monthly allotment of food from the USDA.
The USDA has issued primary disaster designations for four Virginia counties due to losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred Sept. 24-Oct. 6.