Though Tyson Foods continues contract buyout payments with longtime chicken grower Pete Watson, four broiler houses sit empty on his Nottoway County farm after 32 years in the business.
Farmers can now enroll in the 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage program, an important safety net offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
They may be half the size of standard cattle, but miniature Herefords have a lot to offer farmers and they’re growing in popularity.
Amy Goodyear, a biology teacher at Heritage High School in Leesburg, has been named the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2024 Teacher of the Year.
Franklin County agriculture teacher Morgan Washburn is among 15 women from across the U.S. who were selected to participate in the American Farm Bureau Women’s Communications Spring Boot Camp.