SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — Smithfield Foods says it is continuing to make progress on ending the practice of keeping female hogs in small metal crates while pregnant at its U.S. facilities. The world’s largest pork…
STRASBURG, Va. (AP) — Grain production is down in Virginia this year. According to the Northern Virginia Daily (http://bit.ly/1zQZ8SQ ), the National Agricultural Statistics Service reports winter wheat production declined 2 percent from 2013, with…
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.
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.
Along a busy road in Calvert County, Md., a crop is being harvested this week that may surprise some: Tobacco.
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.
Smoking is out, but hummus is in. It\’s a healthy problem to have, but what does that mean for Virginia\’s tobacco farmers?
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.
The state Senate is set to cast a final vote on a bill to ban a chicken feed additive containing arsenic.