Uncertainty in the tobacco market has forced Virginia growers to look at alternative crops. Some are taking advantage of the ability to grow hemp commercially, while others are growing alternative crops.
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.
While grain producers in the Midwest struggle to plant this year’s corn and soybean crops, Virginia farmers are in good shape as summer approaches.
The 2018 corn and soybean yield and production estimates are in from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the top Virginia county for soybean yields in 2018 was Frederick County, with an average of 55.2 bushels an acre.
Most Virginia row crops typically are harvested by Thanksgiving, but a record rainy spring and summer has led to one of the longest harvest seasons in recent memory.