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Eating cucumbers helps keep you hydrated

Eating cucumbers helps keep you hydrated
Crunchy cucumbers are not only a low-calorie snack; they also are a highly nutritious addition to any meal.



Field crops faring well this summer

Field crops faring well this summer
Crop conditions are strong as Virginia farmers enter the second half of the summer growing season.



Wheat tour reveals improved quality and yield potential

Wheat tour reveals improved quality and yield potential
Assessments of the state’s current wheat crop left participants in the second annual Virginia Wheat Tour optimistic last week.



Produce growers to get extension on water standards

Produce growers to get extension on water standards
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its intention to extend the compliance dates for the agricultural water standards established by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s produce safety rule. The rule sets microbial quality standards for agricultural water, including irrigation water that comes into contact with produce.



Agricultural group releases first-ever sustainability report

Agricultural group releases first-ever sustainability report
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has released the agriculture industry’s first-ever sustainability report, which highlights examples of sustainable practices on farms and ranches across the nation.



Industrial hemp event taking place at Virginia State University

Industrial hemp event taking place at Virginia State University
A first-of-its-kind public event on industrial hemp will be offered Aug. 17 at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm. The field day will be open to potential growers, researchers, marketing experts and industrial hemp producers to discuss the future of the crop in Virginia and neighboring states.



Va. grain farmers enjoying near-perfect planting conditions

Va. grain farmers enjoying near-perfect planting conditions
Virginia grain growers have enjoyed almost perfect planting conditions so far this spring.



Wheat buyers checking quality during mid-Atlantic tour

Wheat buyers checking quality during mid-Atlantic tour
Imagine touring a factory and inspecting the quality of the materials that will be used to build your next car. That’s similar to what millers, granary operators and traders will be doing May 31 in Virginia as part of the mid-Atlantic wheat tour.



Soybeans led Virginia’s Top 12 farm and forest exports in 2016

Soybeans led Virginia’s Top 12 farm and forest exports in 2016
Overseas demand for soybeans is strong, and the popular legume was the top Virginia farm and forest export in 2016.



Hardywood teams up with Va. farmers to produce seasonal beers

Hardywood teams up with Va. farmers to produce seasonal beers
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is committed to using local products in its beer.



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