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Mid-Atlantic milking show will be part of 2018 State Fair

Mid-Atlantic milking show will be part of 2018 State Fair
The State Fair of Virginia has been chosen to host the American Milking Devon Mid-Atlantic Regional Show in conjunction with its Dairy Cattle Show Sept. 28-30.



Expert warns homeowners to heed invasive plants

Expert warns homeowners to heed invasive plants
Virginia farmers and rural landowners are being advised not to panic about a recent discovery of a plant that can lead to blindness.



Cattleman ships from southwest Va. to southern China

Cattleman ships from southwest Va. to southern China
It’s a long trip from the mountains of Southwest Virginia to southern China, but it was a trip Smyth County cattleman Seth Umbarger was ready to take to help his family farm expand.



Farmers can complete 2017 census online through July

Farmers can complete 2017 census online through July
Farmers who have yet to complete their 2017 Census of Agriculture questionnaire may still do so online through the end of July.



VSU to hold Fish School, Quickbooks sessions

VSU to hold Fish School, Quickbooks sessions
Virginia State University’s Aquaculture Program will hold its annual Fish School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 9 and 10 at the university’s Randolph Farm Pavilion near Petersburg.



Growing conditions mixed for sweet corn crop

Growing conditions mixed for sweet corn crop
Like bicolor corn, this year’s sweet corn season is a mix.



Celebratory week, beekeeper funding focuses on honeybee health

Celebratory week, beekeeper funding focuses on honeybee health
June 18-24 has been set aside as National Pollinator Week, and Gov. Ralph Northam has declared it Virginia Pollinator Week as well.



Farm Bureau supports science-based labeling bill

Farm Bureau supports science-based labeling bill
The nation’s largest agricultural organization has voiced support for legislation that would require science-based consumer product labeling.



Secretariat bloodline fueled new Triple Crown winner

Secretariat bloodline fueled new Triple Crown winner
On June 9, a strapping chestnut colt named Justify sprang out of the starting gate in the Belmont Stakes and did not relinquish his lead, becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner in the competition’s 99-year history.



American cheese inventory sets record high

American cheese inventory sets record high
American cheese stocks totaled 1.35 billion pounds at the end of April, the second-highest total since 1917 and the highest April total ever, reported the American Farm Bureau Federation.



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