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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.



Mild winter could leave farmers high and dry this spring

Mild winter could leave farmers high and dry this spring
A warm, dry winter already had affected many Virginia farmers this spring. The worst could be yet to come if the state does not get adequate rain, according to Jerry Stenger, director of the Virginia State Office of Climatology.



Online map depicts worst drought for U.S. agriculture since 1988

While the central United States is experiencing its worst drought in decades, it wouldn’t be fair to compare it to droughts of the 1950s or the Dust Bowl years.



Southside, Southwest Va. see dry spell sinking in

As wildfires range across the Appalachian Mountains southwest of Virginia, Virginia farmers are keeping their own close watch on the weather.



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