Daily staff report
The Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be in the Winchester area next week, according to a news release from the board.
Its meeting, which starts at noon Tuesday at the Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, will include a 2 p.m. public hearing on regulations surrounding the enforcement of the Endangered Plant and Insect Species Act, according to the release.
The meeting also will include reports on thousand cankers disease and emerald ash borer quarantines, it states, as well as issues related to pesticides.
Board members and other leaders of the VDACS will visit farms and other places in the area on Wednesday, according to the release.
VDACS Commissioner Matthew Lohr states in the release the board has a meeting away from Richmond every summer to learn about various types of agriculture production.