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Birdsong ‘s $25 million modernization to highlight Suffolk as “Peanut Capital of the World”

Birdsong Peanuts, a cornerstone company of Virginia’s peanut industry for more than 100 years, will invest $25.1 million to modernize its peanut shelling facility in the City of Suffolk.

Think you might like farming? May 24 field day for veterans

Small farm outreach workshop May 24 aimed at military veterans to be held in Petersburg by Virginia State University.

May 14 Saturday in the Garden cancelled; plant sale continues

To ensure everyone's safety and due to the impending weather conditions for Saturday May 14, the scheduled class for Saturday In The Garden - Pruning Flowering Shrubs has been cancelled.

Fire destroys Gainesville barn filled with animals; all animals lost due to volume of fire

Earlier this morning, Sunday, May 8, at 3:39 AM Prince William fire & rescue units were dispatched to the 15000 block of Lee Highway (Gainesville) for a reported house fire by a passerby, according to Deputy Fire Chief Matt Smolsky.

Indoor farm and retail farm store coming to Arlington County

Area 2 Farms, a Public Benefit Corporation, will operate a new organic, indoor farm and retail farm store in Arlington County. In addition to growing and selling fresh produce, the company’s plans include the production of value-added products featuring items grown at Area 2 Farms.

Dr. Ron Howell heads USDA’s Virginia Farm Service Agency

The Biden Administration recently appointed Dr. Ronald Howell, Jr. as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Virginia Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Artisan furniture manufacturer expands production, opens storefront in historic heart of Floyd

Phoenix Hardwoods, Inc., an artisan manufacturer of high-quality furniture and home goods made exclusively from Virginia-grown hardwoods, will expand its production facility in the county and open a new retail storefront in the historic Farmer Supply store in the heart of downtown Floyd, according to a news release from the office of outgoing Va. Gov. Ralph Northam.

PWC tells where to recycle Christmas trees and greenery

After removal of all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails and the tree stand, cut tree and greenery may be recycled at several convenient locations.

VDACS’ plan to regulate hemp production in Virginia approved by feds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) plan to regulate hemp production in the Commonwealth.

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