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Virginia is holding on to corn and wheat stocks

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Virginia had slightly more corn, wheat and oats stored in off-farm facilities on March 1 than at the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fruited Irish Oatmeal

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This hearty winter breakfast has whole grains from the oats, lots of vitamins and antioxidants from the fruits and good fat from the nuts. It's not only healthy. It's tasty, too!

New videos give snapshot of ever-changing grain markets

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The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Commodity Marketing Department has launched a new tool to assist farmers with frequent decisions they must make about grain market pricing.

Grain prices reflect stockpiled commodity

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National grain supplies are stockpiled, which means lower profits for Virginia grain producers.

Heavy rains a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers

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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.

Small grains speaker urges farmers to use ‘realistic optimism’

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When planning for the sale of their crops, grain farmers should use “realistic optimism.” That was the message delivered Feb. 20 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division Manager Robert Harper during the 2018 Virginia Grains & Soybean Annual Conference.

Crop report stirs up grain market speculation

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s most recent monthly crop production report stirred up the grain markets.

Wheat buyers checking quality during mid-Atlantic tour

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Imagine touring a factory and inspecting the quality of the materials that will be used to build your next car. That’s similar to what millers, granary operators and traders will be doing May 31 in Virginia as part of the mid-Atlantic wheat tour.

Despite setbacks, small grains play important role on state’s farms

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Virginia barley and winter wheat harvests have been on a downward trend for several years, and 2016 was an especially disappointing one for growers.

New Henry County feed mill to create 32 new jobs

The new Performance Livestock and Feed Co. production facility in Henry County will create jobs and help area grain producers as well.

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