Virginia Peanut Growers – 10th Year Donating Peanut Butter Mar 2, 2020

🕔Mar 2, 2020
As part of National Peanut Month in March, Virginia peanut farmers are partnering with charitable organization Peanut Proud to donate over 10,000 jars of peanut butter to benefit the Federation […]

Virginia: Patrick County Designate Natural Disaster Area to Drought Feb 27, 2020

🕔Feb 27, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Patrick County, Virginia, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to drought that occurred July 15 through Oct. 31, 2019, may […]

Growers Donate Peanut Butter to Federation of Virginia Food Banks Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
To honor March as National Peanut Month, the Virginia Peanut Board and Virginia Peanut Growers Association are again teaming with Peanut Proud to contribute peanut butter to the Federation of […]

Well Owners Urged to Be Aware of Potential Contamination from Flood Waters Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
As heavy flooding blankets the South this week, the National Ground Water Association is urging all private well owners to be aware of potential contamination of their wells due to floodwaters. […]

Virginia: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Feb 11, 2020

🕔Feb 11, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 10 Virginia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Virginia: 39 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Feb 11, 2020

🕔Feb 11, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 39 Virginia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Hemp: USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. A pilot hemp insurance program through Multi-Peril Crop Insurance […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule – Lawsuit Challenges 1986 Reversion – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Fourteen states, the city of New York and the District of Columbia have asked a federal court to vacate the latest EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers action on […]

Virginia Hemp: A “Gold Rush” Mentality And Unknowns Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
As the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized hemp production regulations, Virginia growers were being cautioned about an increasingly saturated market. The public has until Jan. 29 to comment on interim […]

Tobacco: A Most Difficult Growing Season Nov 18, 2019

🕔Nov 18, 2019
THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT GROWING SEASONS EVER, SAYS MATTHEW VANN, N.C. EXTENSION SPECIALIST. 

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