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Why I Farm Roadtrip blogger visits Virginia farmers

Natalina Sents, a recent agricultural business graduate from Iowa State University, has embarked on a year-long trip to learn about why farmers farm in all 50 states. Virginia is the 10th state she has visited.



Choice beef is what consumers want

U.S. beef producers are raising more beef that is grading choice or prime, and consumers have an extremely high demand for those higher-quality products.



New law opens door for hemp research in Virginia

A crop that was grown in the early years of the Virginia colony could be returning to farm fields in a few years.



Heirloom tomatoes enhance the taste of summer

Heirloom tomatoes enhance the taste of summer
They’re all the rage at farmers’ markets and trendy restaurants and among gardeners and foodies. That’s because heirloom tomato varieties are tasty.



Global cotton consumption expected to exceed production

World cotton consumption is expected to grow modestly during the 2016-2017 marketing year, reaching 110.8 million bales. That is similar to 2014-2015 levels after dipping slightly in 2015-2016.



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