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Study shows farmers’ commitment to environment in bay watershed

As Americans celebrate the environment 41 years after the first Earth Day, Virginia farmers are looking back and noting how far they’ve come in that same time period.



Stink bugs pose threat to Va. farms

Brown marmorated stink bugs are more than just smelly little insects.



Va. Irish potatoes miss St. Patrick’s Day but find a summertime niche

When Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with potato dishes, they’re not eating Virginia potatoes. That’s because the Virginia potato industry has a special niche in the marketing season—from mid-June to mid-August.




Mulch has multiple functions in the garden

There are many types of mulch to choose from when buying garden supplies. Some is mixed into soil as a conditioner, while other types are used as a top layer that holds in moisture, stabilizes soil temperature and deters weeds.



Virginia aquaculture oysters getting international exposure

At the March 20-22 International Boston Seafood Show, the largest event of its kind in the United States, retailers, wholesalers, importers and distributors will be able to sample Virginia aquaculture oysters.



Infrastructure helps state horse industry have $1.2 billion impact

Virginia’s horse industry has an annual economic impact of $1.2 billion, according to study findings announced March 17 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.




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