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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.



Give the gift of candy made with Virginia peanuts

Give the gift of candy made with Virginia peanuts
Southerners like their homemade sweets. During the holidays, what better gift to give than a tasty treat made with Virginia peanuts?



Harvest yields cut for Virginia peanuts, other field crops

After a record 2014 harvest, Virginia peanut growers anticipate a 10 percent smaller harvest this year, at 76 million pounds. 



Peanut brittle is a sweet Southern holiday favorite

Peanut brittle is a sweet Southern holiday favorite
Southerners like their homemade sweets. During the holidays, what better gift to give than a tasty treat made with Virginia peanuts?



Virginia peanut growers to mark National Peanut Month with peanut butter donations

Virginia peanut growers to mark National Peanut Month with peanut butter donations
Virginia peanut producers will take the super-nutritious peanut from the field to the food bank in the form of peanut butter donations during National Peanut Month in March.



Peanut plantings expected to be on the rise in 2017

Peanut plantings expected to be on the rise in 2017
Plantings of Virginia peanuts have been on the decline, but for the first time in several years industry analysts expect that to change.



Virginia’s 2014 peanut yield set national record

March is National Peanut Month, and peanuts are an important part of Virginia’s agriculture industry. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced that 2014 was a record-setting year for the state’s peanut growers. 



Heavy rainfall virtually halts fieldwork, damages some Va. crops

Although Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Virginia “dodged a bullet” with Hurricane Joaquin, farmers still got hit with crop damage.



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