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Aquaculture predators create problem for the industry

Aquaculture predators create problem for the industry
Wildlife predators are not just a problem for cattle and sheep farmers, they are harming the state’s aquaculture industry as well.



Celebration of the Horse returns on May 6

Celebration of the Horse returns on May 6
The third annual Celebration of the Horse will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 at Rocky Oak Farm, 2693 Rocky Oak Road in Powhatan County.



Small Grains Field Day to be held in Amelia

Small Grains Field Day to be held in Amelia
The annual Virginia Grain Producers Association Small Grains Field Day will take place May 18 at Featherstone Farm Seed, 13941 Genito Road in Amelia County.



Derby contenders have no shortage of Secretariat bloodlines

The Kentucky Derby has been called the most exciting 2 minutes in all of sports. In 1973 Virginia-born Secretariat made it the most exciting 1 minute and 59 and two-fifths seconds.



Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers

Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers
In 2016, U.S. dairy farmers saw the value of milk fall to its lowest level since the recession. Now they’re facing the additional challenge of Canada’s national ingredients strategy.



Consumers, farmers reap rewards from CSAs

Consumers, farmers reap rewards from CSAs
To ensure a consistent supply of seasonal local produce from spring through fall, it’s not too late to sign up for a community-supported agriculture, or CSA, subscription.



Video simulation allows students to become temporary farmers

Video simulation allows students to become temporary farmers
What challenges do farmers face to feed an anticipated 9 billion people worldwide by 2050? That’s the question middle and high school students who play Journey 2050, a video simulation promoted by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, will attempt to answer.



First vegetables of spring sprouting everywhere

First vegetables of spring sprouting everywhere
Fresh asparagus is a sure sign farmers are working hard to get the prolific vegetable to market.



Results of agricultural labor survey could affect state’s farmers

Results of agricultural labor survey could affect state’s farmers
Virginia farmers are being urged to complete the Agricultural Labor Survey that the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service mailed this month.



Consumers paying less this spring for a dozen foods

Consumers paying less this spring for a dozen foods
Americans will be able to eat several meals less expensively this spring than in previous years.



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