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How sweet it is! First Virginia-grown sweet corn hits the stands

Cullipher Farm in Virginia Beach has harvested its first sweet corn of the year to sell at the farm’s stand in Pungo. Kim Cullipher said her family has 35 acres planted in sweet corn this year.



Ag groups voice support for bill to standardize GMO labeling

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is joining the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association in supporting a new bill that would streamline biotechnology labeling laws.



Virginia among states expecting record corn yields

Virginia is one of nine states projected to have record-breaking corn yields for 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Popcorn among Virginia’s more unusual crops

Harvest activities are escalating, and along with the traditional corn, soybeans, peanuts and cotton, a few Virginia farmers are bringing in slightly more unusual crops.



Virginia corn yields were good in 2015, though acreage was down

Virginia corn growers had good weather and great yields in 2015, according to the latest crop production estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In fact many Virginia growers did better than their counterparts in the Midwest.



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