• Central Va. apple growers adjust to rising costs

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Rising costs have prompted some Central Virginia apple growers to change their production methods. The Nelson County Times ( ) reports that many orchards have bought smaller trees or dwarf trees, which are easier to prune and harvest. The smaller trees reduce labor costs and require fewer ladders. Saunders Brothers owner…

  • How rising temperatures affect apple crops (Video)

    It\’s apple harvest time throughout the region, but the global problem of rising temperatures is affecting crops.

  • Back-to-school bars: A healthy, homemade treat

    This take on a sweet and crunchy bar uses whole grains, apples, vegetables and a touch of honey. Try the recipe next time you need something to fill the lunchboxes and hungry tummies.