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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.



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.



Agritourism plays important role in Virginia economy

Agritourism plays important role in Virginia economy
Agritourism plays an important role in the $70 billion annual economic contribution made by Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries.



Strawberry season could be stupendous if weather stays mild

Strawberry season could be stupendous if weather stays mild
Strawberry growers prefer their weather mild and dry, and the forecast after this week’s heavy rains is looking positive for the upcoming season.



Serve some strawberry soup this spring

Serve some strawberry soup this spring
May is when Virginia strawberries begin to ripen. And there is nothing sweeter than a refreshing strawberry soup.



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.



Peanut plantings expected to be on the rise in 2017

Peanut plantings expected to be on the rise in 2017
Plantings of Virginia peanuts have been on the decline, but for the first time in several years industry analysts expect that to change.



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.



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.



Greenhouses and high tunnels allow farmers to get a jump on spring

Greenhouses and high tunnels allow farmers to get a jump on spring
Farmers will have fresh, local summer produce available sooner than ever this spring, thanks to technology that can add several weeks to growing seasons.



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