Featuring “Sweet Potato Mike” to “Farmer Beth,” a new trading card program in Loudoun County schools seeks to celebrate farmers and introduce children to the basics of agriculture.
Farmers are testing 5G drones and sensors in the hope of increasing yields and improving animal health.
The D.C. metro area is becoming less capable of being able to feed itself, one expert said, “particularly as population grows and demand increases, along with some production declines.”
A survey to measure the financial well-being of Virginia farmers and ranchers will begin next month.
Farmers from across Virginia are planning to gather for educational workshops and updates on federal farm policy during an annual convention.
Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China. But some worry those big payouts still won’t be enough.
The team’s entry was a harvesting system that can locate, identify, sort and harvest ripe watermelons in a field.
More than other animals, pigs absorb the flavors of the foods they eat, including roots, acorns and even snakes. (Photos, videos)
Since the early 20th century, the world has lost 94 percent of its seed diversity, and the lack of vegetative variance has consequences that stretch beyond the dinner plate.
Those growing apples and wine grapes are faring best. But those who grow apricots, peaches and berries are a bit more concerned.
The story behind James Faison’s career could have been plucked right from a Hollywood script. Here’s why he left the board room for the fields on his grandfather’s farms.
Small changes you can make in the grocery store aisle and at home can have a drastic impact on your health and the health of the food system.
Many farmers work very hard to ensure that they continue taking steps to reduce their carbon footprints and create more sustainable farms to feed those who demand their delicious products.
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.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.