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Heavy rains a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers

Heavy rains a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers
Frequent, heavy storms between May 14 and May 20 delayed fieldwork on Virginia farms and had some impact on recently planted corn and soybeans and nearly mature small grains.



Record soybean crop like winning the Super Bowl

Record soybean crop like winning the Super Bowl
This year’s Virginia soybean harvest is expected to break a record.



Virginia Farm Bureau Grain Marketing key player in supply chain

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Virginia’s farmers produced more than half a billion bushels of grain and soybeans between 2006 and 2012. And the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Marketing Division moves millions of those bushels across the state annually.



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.



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.



Summer weather patterns stress some crops

Summer weather patterns stress some crops
Extremely hot temperatures and only scattered showers are the formula for poor crops for some Virginia farmers every summer, and 2017 is shaping up to be more of the same.



Heavy rainfall virtually halts fieldwork, damages some Va. crops

Although Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Virginia “dodged a bullet” with Hurricane Joaquin, farmers still got hit with crop damage.



Virginia soybeans added to stink bug’s farm targets

The brown marmorated stink bug has become even more of a pest since being discovered in more than 40 county soybean fields in the state.



‘Consumers are asking’ for edamame, soybean growers find

Edamame is well on its way to becoming a protein option for some Virginians.



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