Category : Industry News

The economy of Virginia collects nearly three-quarters of $1 billion per year from the state’s wine industry, Governor Bob McDonnell said on Thursday in a press release. The contribution of $747 million from the wine industry to the state economy represents an increase of 106 percent from figures collected during the most recent economic impact. Read More »

The Agriculture Department of the state of West Virginia has begun searching for seasonal employees for Summer 2012, according to a press release. The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program is seeking assistance with its season for pest surveying and the position is open from the middle of May through August 31. This position requires laboratory. Read More »

Next month will see a conglomerate of government agencies, universities and an advocacy for farming merge efforts to assemble an international trade conference in Virginia, according to a press release. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department of Virginia Tech and the Virginia. Read More »

One Maryland farmer is hoping to try something innovative to help save his property: brewing beer. Adam Frey says that it has been difficult to keep his family farm afloat due to competition from places like Brazil, reports CBS Baltimore. However, instead of giving up, Frey made the decision to try to convince state legislators. Read More »

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced that it would be holding a workshop for farmers to help them understand issues of farm transition. The second of three Farm Link and Transition Pilot Workshops will be held on February 11 at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, Virginia. The VDACS’ Office. Read More »

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is preparing for two agricultural and farming events in the coming weeks, according to a press release. The Agritourism Workshop is scheduled for February 29 and the West Virginia University’s Extension Service’s Small Farms Conference is slated for March 1 through 3. Both events are slated to be at. Read More »

Now is the key time to enroll in a subscription for Community Supported Agriculture, which the Virginia Department of Agriculture encourages consumers to do, according to a press release. “The CSA has many advantages,” said Matthew J. Lohr, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “Members know where all the food comes. Read More »

Technology has transformed a great many things and now the Pennsylvania Farm Show can be added to that list. Attendees to the event – which runs from January 7 to 14 – have noticed that exhibitors have been using the latest technology to attract them, according to the York Daily Record. Booths feature everything from. Read More »

A 1,000-pound calf is on display at the Pennsylvania Farm Show – but this is no ordinary calf. ABC27 reports Jim Victor of Conshocken crafted the calf with butter. After beginning work on the creation in the middle of last month, Victor unveiled the fruits of his labor Thursday evening so all could gaze at. Read More »

A Northeast Maryland company has brought back a service that is most welcome to many customers: the delivery of dairy products by a milkman. The Cecil Whig reports Kilby Cream of Rising Sun provides a delivery service that Mary Beth Sniadowski-Cole is very pleased to see continuing. She called to ask about non-homogenized milk and. Read More »