Agriculture

Livestock report

December 11th, 2014

Shenandoah Livestock
Dec. 6
FEEDER:
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $118.00-204.00; 400-499 lbs., $255.00-291.00; 500-599 lbs., $230.00-236.00; 600-699 lbs., $210.00-221.00; 700-700 lbs.,

Livestock report

December 3rd, 2014

Shenandoah Livestock
Nov. 29
FEEDER:
Steers, 500-599 lbs., $235.00.
Bulls, 400-499 lbs., $258.00; 500-599 lbs., $219.00-220.00; 600-699 lbs., $167.00; 800-899

Corn production improved for Shenandoah

November 27th, 2014

Corn production for the Shenandoah Valley appears to be “better than average,” according to Bobby Clark, Shenandoah County extension agent for the Virginia Cooperative Exchange.

Livestock report

November 19th, 2014

Shenandoah Livestock
Nov. 15

FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $240.00-294.00; 300-399 lbs., $182.00-285.00; 400-499 lbs., $203.00-247.50; 500-599 lbs., $212.00-224.00; 900-999 lbs., few $187.50; 1000+ lbs., $150.00-152.50.

Unwasted energy

Ed Kelly, left, principal, and Steve Van Stee, right, director of operations, both of Shenandoah Energy Services, stretch out this temperature probe that is a component of this heat generating compost pile they are constructing outside an aquaponics greenhouse in Strasburg. The temperature probe will be used to start the boiler inside the greenhouse flowing water and antifreeze when the compost pile, which includes garden waste and manure from the farm, reaches the optimum temperature.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 13th, 2014

STRASBURG — Fourth-generation farmer Kelsie Diehl is bringing a new-age approach to organic farming.
The owner of Del Ray Farm

Livestock report

November 13th, 2014

Shenandoah Livestock
Nov. 8
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $152.50-200.00; 300-399 lbs., $175.00-267.50; 400-499 lbs., $250.00-287.00; 500-599 lbs., $195.00-267.50; 600-699 lbs.,

Livestock report

November 5th, 2014

<strong>Shenandoah Livestock<br />
Nov. 1</strong>
FEEDER:
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $285.00-295.00; 400-499 lbs., $222.50-271.00; 500-599 lbs., few $228.00; 600-699 lbs., $192.50-224.00;

Livestock report

November 5th, 2014

Shenandoah Livestock
Nov. 1
FEEDER:
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $285.00-295.00; 400-499 lbs., $222.50-271.00; 500-599 lbs., few $228.00; 600-699 lbs., $192.50-224.00; 700-799

From harvest to lunch tray

November 5th, 2014

Virginia public schools will be commemorating the sixth annual Farm-to-School Week, a program coordinated by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Virginia Department of Education, next week.

Program to help farmers finance new projects

October 22nd, 2014

Farmers trying to reevaluate the impact of their practices on the land and water have a local resource — and an upcoming deadline that could help them finance new, environmentally conscious practices.

Grain production is down in Virginia

October 22nd, 2014

Virginia has experienced a decrease in grain production in 2014, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Production of Va. turkeys up

October 22nd, 2014

Virginia’s expected turkey production for 2014 will be 16 million birds, a 3 percent increase from the 2013 total of 15.5 million, according to the National Agriculture Statistic Service’s September survey of turkey producing states.

Wide open spaces

October 22nd, 2014

Agritourism may bring to mind images of pumpkin patches and wineries, but for Jordan Green of J&L Green Farm in Edinburg, it means a lot more.

Extension has provided information, support for a century

October 21st, 2014

The Virginia Cooperative Extension has been serving communities since 1914. For its 100th anniversary, 4-H Agent in Shenandoah County Carol Nansel went through Annual Extension Reports, which were filed between 1923 and 1969.