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Grain production declines in Va. in 2014

Friday - 10/31/2014, 10:00am EDT

Tags: grain, Virginia

Local farmers turn to crowd-sourced loans to increase infrastructure, production

In 2012, 75 percent of the nation's 2.1 million farms sold less than $50,000 in agricultural products, but the cost to maintain a farm continues to increase. Local farmers turn to crowdsourcing.

Friday - 07/25/2014, 10:08am EDT

Tags: Kiva Zip, FRESHFARM Markets, farmer, Love Dove Farm, Endless Summer Harvest, Rachel Nania

Farm Bureau reports 9 Va. farming deaths in 2013

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 12:53pm EST

Tags: agriculture

Southern Md. farmer gives inmates a second chance to help others (Video)

A Southern Maryland builder and farmer is giving some pre-release inmates a second chance at making a contribution and a difference to those in need through the nonprofit, Farming 4 Hunger.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 08:10am EDT

Tags: food, Bernie Fowler, Hughesville, Southern Maryland

Farmers express concern about fertilizer rules

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 02:10pm EDT

Tags: Eastern Shore

For some, tobacco remains way of life in southern Maryland

Along a busy road in Calvert County, Md., a crop is being harvested this week that may surprise some: Tobacco.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 05:06am EDT

Tags: owings, tobacco, high hopes, michelle basch

Drones expected to be farmers of the future (Video)

When the Federal Aviation Administration allows commercial drones to fly in the U.S., the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International expects them to have an $82 billion impact on the economy over a decade, with most of that in the agriculture industry.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 12:58pm EDT

Tags: Nick Iannelli, drone, agriculture, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, FAA

Va. tobacco farmers turn to chickpeas, hummus to restore revenue

Smoking is out, but hummus is in. It's a healthy problem to have, but what does that mean for Virginia's tobacco farmers?

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:31am EDT

Tags: chickpea, hummus, Virginia, tobacco, agriculture, Natalie Tomlin, Dr. Harbans Bhardwaj, William Crutchfield, James Brown, Sabra, food,

Survey of Va. growers reveals their planting plans

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:43am EDT

Tags: farmers,

Herbicides likely source of growing intersex fish problem (Video)

Ten years after the discovery of the first intersex fish in the Potomac River, leading researchers are closing in on the chemicals and sources producing fish with immature eggs in the sex organs of male smallmouth and largemouth bass. The research suggests the cause is not what researchers initially thought -- the flushing of prescription drugs.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 08:23am EDT

Tags: Potomac River, Troubled Waters, intersex fish, USGS, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, Neal Augenstein, prescription drugs

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