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Virginia sweet corn is rolling in

Virginia sweet corn is rolling in
Sweet corn harvest is well underway in Virginia, and farmers across the state are supplying consumers with the summer favorite.



US farmers: GMO crops help reduce inputs, enhance conservation

US farmers: GMO crops help reduce inputs, enhance conservation
A majority of U.S. farmers and ranchers surveyed recently indicate biotechnology and genetically modified crops play an important role in farming more efficiently, according to findings released Dec. 15, 2016, by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and National Corn Growers Association.



Virginia corn yields were good in 2015, though acreage was down

Virginia corn growers had good weather and great yields in 2015, according to the latest crop production estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In fact many Virginia growers did better than their counterparts in the Midwest.



Ag groups voice support for bill to standardize GMO labeling

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is joining the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association in supporting a new bill that would streamline biotechnology labeling laws.



How sweet it is! First Virginia-grown sweet corn hits the stands

Cullipher Farm in Virginia Beach has harvested its first sweet corn of the year to sell at the farm’s stand in Pungo. Kim Cullipher said her family has 35 acres planted in sweet corn this year.



Corn, soybean producers cautiously optimistic about harvest

Despite a dry August and drenching rains from a hurricane, Virginia corn growers are expecting a good crop this year, part of a possible record corn crop nationwide.



Virginia among states expecting record corn yields

Virginia is one of nine states projected to have record-breaking corn yields for 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Popcorn among Virginia’s more unusual crops

Harvest activities are escalating, and along with the traditional corn, soybeans, peanuts and cotton, a few Virginia farmers are bringing in slightly more unusual crops.



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