Institute offers property ecology lessons
February 19, 2017
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal’s Virginia Working Landscapes program which works to educate area residents about the ecosystems contained in their property, among other informative efforts.
February 14, 2017
Steers L&M 1, 600-699 lbs., $128.00-129.00; 700-799 lbs., $128.00; 800-899 lbs., $125.50.
Steers L&M 2,
USDA grants available for specialty crops
February 9, 2017
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the availability of nearly $400,000 in USDA specialty crop block grants.
February 7, 2017
Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $145.00-153.00; 400-499 lbs., $142.00-145.00; 500-599 lbs., $129.00-145.50; 600-699 lbs., $124.00-139.00;
January 31, 2017
Cattle (578 head)
Steers (152 head)
M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $127.00-136.00; 400-500 lbs., $127.00-152.00;
Funds available for water quality improvement
January 24, 2017
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from farmers and forestland owners in Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties who are interested in improving water quality in three areas of the Smith Creek watershed.
January 24, 2017
Cattle (509 head)
Steers (159 head)
M&L1, 300-400 lbs., $136.00; 400-500 lbs., $125.00-138.00; 500-600
Conservation district to hold strategic plan meetings
January 23, 2017
The Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a series of meetings at localities throughout its jurisdiction to explain its new strategic plan and to hear public input from residents of those areas.
January 17, 2017
Cattle (741 head)
Steers (217 head)
Medium and Large 1, 300-400 lbs., $135.00-142.00; 400-500 lbs.,
Canines to the rescue: Farm dogs help save part of goat herd from fire
January 13, 2017
Dogs, for the most part, are extremely protective animals. It’s an instinct innate to their condition, a trait instilled by nature and relied upon in the most crucial life or death decisions, where taking the time think things out isn’t an option. For a pair of Lebanon Church dogs, that protective instinct reached beyond the human-dog bond.
USDA announces $27 million in agriculture marketing grants
January 12, 2017
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Services has announced the availability of $27 million in grants meant to fund projects aimed at bolstering marketing for local and regional food producers and businesses, according to a release.
January 10, 2017
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Cattle (94 head)
Cows (81 head)
Cows Breaker 75-80% Lean, 850-1200 lbs., $62.00-67.00;
January 4, 2017
Cattle (358 head)
Steers (95 head)
M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $112.00-117.00; 400-500 lbs., $120.00-132.00;
USDA to reimburse farmers for organic certification
December 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that producers and handlers seeking organic certification can apply for reimbursement funds through the Farm Service Agency.
December 22, 2016
Cattle (331 head)
Steers (71 head)
December 13, 2016
Cattle (655 head)
Steers (141 head)
M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $122.00; 400-500 lbs., $117.00-146.50;
4H teen to deliver aid to Tennessee
December 10, 2016
A Strasburg High School teen and local 4H chapter member is driving down to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, today to help out fellow 4H families who lost their property in the the recent fires there.
Christmas trees don’t farm themselves
December 7, 2016
EDINBURG — Before his customers showed up to buy this year’s Christmas trees, Steven Rhoades spent nine years growing, shaping and caring for them.
December 6, 2016
Bulls L&M 1, 200-299 lbs., $135.00-145.00; 300-399 lbs., $120.00-145.00; 400-499 lbs., $115.00-139.00; 500-599 lbs., $107.00-120.75;
Grants for Virginia farmers still available
December 2, 2016
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Wednesday the first two recipients of its Virginia Farm Business Development Program, leaving 28 grants remaining for interested farmers.