Entering the 2022 growing season, the already tough task for Virginia farmers to produce quality crops was made even more difficult by inflation and supply chain disruptions.
Using modern technology ensures farmers can produce more efficient, maximum crop yields, and now there’s a new tool of the trade—a smartphone app that helps growers keep damaging pests at bay.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual crop production report for Virginia, revealing the state’s farmers reaped bountiful yields despite adverse growing conditions.
After a long dry spell in April and May, farmers are welcoming recent rains—but some are still contending with the effects of dry weather on their crops.
Sweet corn season is a sure sign of summer, but farmers say this spring’s cooler temperatures and lack of rain have delayed the crop’s growth.