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Virginia’s horse industry has an annual economic impact of $1.2 billion, according to study findings announced March 17 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
When Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with potato dishes, they’re not eating Virginia potatoes. That’s because the Virginia potato industry has a special niche in the marketing season—from mid-June to mid-August.
The sales of food crops grown under protection in the United States more than doubled in the past decade as U.S. horticultural operations are becoming more diverse and taking advantage of newly emerging agricultural trends, according to results of the 2009 Census of Horticultural Specialties.
Farmers will find it much easier to handle livestock if they understand an animal’s point of view. That’s what national animal welfare expert Dr. Temple Grandin told close to 400 attendees Jan. 20 at the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council’s winter beef conference.
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