• Frederick County set to decide on zoning for growing pot

    The Frederick County Council is considering allowing medical marijuana production on land zoned for agriculture.

  • Virginia crop report forecasts production drops

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest Virginia crop report forecasts drops in soybean, corn, cotton and peanut production. The report says soybean production for Virginia is forecast at 22.9 million bushels, down 9 percent from…

  • Broiler chickens, soybeans top Va. agricultural products

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broiler chickens and soybeans are Virginia’s biggest agricultural products. The most recent Census of Agriculture, for 2012, shows broiler chickens topped commodity sales that year. Growers sold about $638 million worth…

  • US census charts growth of Va. farm products

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A census shows that agriculture is growing by almost every measure in Virginia. The final figures were released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service and are based on a 2012 census.…

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Urban chickens popular but few towns allow them

    Jokes might have you believe that chickens are well-versed at crossing roads, but these days they are crossing entire zip codes, being mailed from chicken hatcheries and ending up in backyard coops.

  • No snow a concern for businesses

    Continued balmy temperatures could spell trouble for agriculture, water levels and businesses that rely on frigid weather and snow to make a profit.