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Dry fall helps with harvest but not pastureland

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Virginia topsoil moisture levels for the week ending Oct. 6 were approaching drought levels, with 73 percent of the state reporting short water supplies.

Summer weather patterns stress some crops

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Extremely hot temperatures and only scattered showers are the formula for poor crops for some Virginia farmers every summer, and 2017 is shaping up to be more of the same.

Mild winter could leave farmers high and dry this spring

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A warm, dry winter already had affected many Virginia farmers this spring. The worst could be yet to come if the state does not get adequate rain, according to Jerry Stenger, director of the Virginia State Office of Climatology.

Southside, Southwest Va. see dry spell sinking in

As wildfires range across the Appalachian Mountains southwest of Virginia, Virginia farmers are keeping their own close watch on the weather.

Online map depicts worst drought for U.S. agriculture since 1988

While the central United States is experiencing its worst drought in decades, it wouldn’t be fair to compare it to droughts of the 1950s or the Dust Bowl years.

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