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Farmers’ share of food dollar reaches historic low

Farmers’ share of food dollar reaches historic low
The American farmer’s share of the food dollar has reached historic lows.



Winter wheat growers optimistic heading into harvest

Winter wheat growers optimistic heading into harvest
As some Virginia grain farmers wait for good spring weather to plant their crops, winter wheat growers are just a few weeks from harvesting theirs.



Ferrum speaker: GMOs provide bridge to a better life

Ferrum speaker: GMOs provide bridge to a better life
Dr. Tim Durham doesn’t like the term ‘GMO;’ he prefers ‘biotechnology.’  “GMO has a bad connotation to it,” the Ferrum College assistant professor of agronomy and agricultural sciences explained during a Feb. 24 workshop at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Winter Expo. 



Virginia farmer remains ‘Corn Wars’ record holder

Virginia farmer remains ‘Corn Wars’ record holder
Since 2015, David Hula of Charles City County has held the world record for the highest corn yield in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. He’s also the contestant every farmer wants to beat in season two of RFD-TV’s Corn Wars.



Va. farmer remains Corn Wars record holder

Va. farmer remains Corn Wars record holder
Since 2015, David Hula of Charles City County has held the world record for the highest corn yield in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. He’s also the contestant every farmer wants to beat in season two of RFD-TV’s Corn Wars.



Help Smokey Bear prevent forest and farm fires

Help Smokey Bear prevent forest and farm fires
As Smokey Bear has told Americans since 1947, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Turns out, he’s right because fires are often preventable.



Farmers warned invasive pest could damage crops

Farmers warned invasive pest could damage crops
A new invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly, was discovered in January in a stone yard in Frederick County.



Small grains speaker urges farmers to use ‘realistic optimism’

Small grains speaker urges farmers to use ‘realistic optimism’
When planning for the sale of their crops, grain farmers should use “realistic optimism.” That was the message delivered Feb. 20 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division Manager Robert Harper during the 2018 Virginia Grains & Soybean Annual Conference.



Farmers need to prepare for Produce Safety Rule

Farmers need to prepare for Produce Safety Rule
The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule will go into full implementation for large U.S. farms in the summer of 2019. But recordkeeping must start this year.



Berry production will be focus of March 8 conference

Berry production will be focus of March 8 conference
The 10th Annual Berry Production and Marketing Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Virginia State University.



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