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Cattleman ships from southwest Va. to southern China

Cattleman ships from southwest Va. to southern China
It’s a long trip from the mountains of Southwest Virginia to southern China, but it was a trip Smyth County cattleman Seth Umbarger was ready to take to help his family farm expand.



Celebratory week, beekeeper funding focuses on honeybee health

Celebratory week, beekeeper funding focuses on honeybee health
June 18-24 has been set aside as National Pollinator Week, and Gov. Ralph Northam has declared it Virginia Pollinator Week as well.



Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock

Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock
Farmers hauling livestock should not be subject to the same laws as truckers transporting boxes of toilet paper.



State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers

State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers
As state legislators worked to reel in a viable state budget, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry received industry updates from aquaculture professionals.



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.



Farmer teaches about agriculture, one chick at a time

Farmer teaches about agriculture, one chick at a time
Farmer Chris Allen has hatched a plan to teach county students about chickens.



Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one

Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one
The 2018 outlook for the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors is generally positive.



Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin

Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin
Virginia is home to more than 1.5 million head of beef cattle, and those animals are in danger of ingesting grass infected with a harmful toxin.



The chicken dance: Broiler production keeps pace with growing consumer appetites

The chicken dance: Broiler production keeps pace with growing consumer appetites
A recent report by the American Farm Bureau Federation notes that federally inspected broiler, or meat chicken, production and consumption has been growing for nearly a decade.



Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers

Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers
Jennifer Leech, a Rockbridge County dairy farmer, said she and her family recently were calculating how much milk it would take to make cheese for every pizza in Lexington.



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