Virginia cotton growers are optimistic that they can work with members of the Biden administration.
Last year’s enormous agricultural commodity price drops due to the COVID-19 pandemic were a “black swan” event, said Dr. David Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus of agricultural finance and small business management.
Whether it’s shifting markets, increased competition or a pandemic, farmers are constantly faced with circumstances that cause them to change or diversify their operations.
A proposed amendment to the Virginia state budget requesting additional funding for critical agricultural research has gained bipartisan support in the 2021 Virginia General Assembly.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties report, and Virginia’s results are mixed.