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Sweet! Summer is sweet corn season in Va.

Sweet! Summer is sweet corn season in Va.
Sweet corn is at the peak of freshness all across Virginia.



Growing conditions mixed for sweet corn crop

Growing conditions mixed for sweet corn crop
Like bicolor corn, this year’s sweet corn season is a mix.



Virginia sweet corn is rolling in

Virginia sweet corn is rolling in
Sweet corn harvest is well underway in Virginia, and farmers across the state are supplying consumers with the summer favorite.



Virginia farmer remains ‘Corn Wars’ record holder

Virginia farmer remains ‘Corn Wars’ record holder
Since 2015, David Hula of Charles City County has held the world record for the highest corn yield in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. He’s also the contestant every farmer wants to beat in season two of RFD-TV’s Corn Wars.



Va. farmer remains Corn Wars record holder

Va. farmer remains Corn Wars record holder
Since 2015, David Hula of Charles City County has held the world record for the highest corn yield in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. He’s also the contestant every farmer wants to beat in season two of RFD-TV’s Corn Wars.



Heavy rains a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers

Heavy rains a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers
Frequent, heavy storms between May 14 and May 20 delayed fieldwork on Virginia farms and had some impact on recently planted corn and soybeans and nearly mature small grains.



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.



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.



Corn, soybean producers cautiously optimistic about harvest

Despite a dry August and drenching rains from a hurricane, Virginia corn growers are expecting a good crop this year, part of a possible record corn crop nationwide.



US farmers: GMO crops help reduce inputs, enhance conservation

US farmers: GMO crops help reduce inputs, enhance conservation
A majority of U.S. farmers and ranchers surveyed recently indicate biotechnology and genetically modified crops play an important role in farming more efficiently, according to findings released Dec. 15, 2016, by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and National Corn Growers Association.



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