Agriculture

Engineering a new kind of pest control

The brown marmorated stink bug is a pest in farmers' fields and orchards as well as in the home.   Rich Cooley/Daily

April 28, 2016

As the winter cold gives way to spring, the pesky brown marmorated stink bug population will start crawling from refuge in attics and buildings to lay eggs and wreak havoc on crops later in the season.

Livestock report

April 26, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
April 23
FEEDER:
Bulls L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $160.00-170.00; 400-499 lbs., $141.00-150.00; 500-599 lbs., $132.00-149.00; 600-699 lbs., $126.00-132.00;

Livestock report

April 19, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
April 16
FEEDER:
Bulls L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $185.00-200.00; 400-499 lbs., $170.00; 500-599 lbs., $150.00-154.00; 600-699 lbs., $120.00-132.50;

Cold weather affecting area fruit growers

April 14, 2016

Recent cold temperatures have affected farmers throughout the Shenandoah Valley. According to Mark Sutphin, an extension agent specializing in agriculture, natural resources and horticulture, last week was especially bad.

Livestock Report

April 12, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Livestock
April 9
FEEDER:
Bulls L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $165.00-188.00; 400-499 lbs., $169.00-186.00; 500-599 lbs., $149-158; 600-699 lbs.,

Livestock Report

April 5, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
April 4
FEEDER:
Bulls L&M 1, 200-299 lbs., $200.00-220.00; 300-399 lbs., $183.00-195.00; 400-499 lbs., $165.00-183.00; 500-599 lbs., $156.00-166.00;

Livestock Report

March 29, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
March 26
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 200-299 lbs., $200.00-220.00; 300-399 lbs., $197.00-210.00; 400-499 lbs., $175.00-197.00; 500-599 lbs., $170.00-175.00;

Livestock Report

March 23, 2016

Farmers Livestock
March 22
FEEDER:
Cattle (1018 head)
Steers (359 head)
Steers
M&L 1, 400-500 lbs., $190.00-214.00; 500-600 lbs., $182.00-200.00;

Livestock Report

March 15, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
March 12
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 100-199 lbs., $275.00; 200-299 lbs., $220.00-228.00; 300-399 lbs., $195.00-212.00; 400-499 lbs., $185.00-200.00;

County Farm Bureau shows free film

March 10, 2016

The Shenandoah County Farm Bureau Young Farmers will be showing the film “The Great American Wheat Harvest” at the Woodstock Community Theatre in honor of National Agriculture Day.

Livestock Report

March 8, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 27
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 200-299 lbs., $200.00-230.00; 300-399 lbs., $210.00-219.00; 400-499 lbs., $197.00-205.00; 500-599 lbs., $173.00-202.00;

FFA members on a mission

The Strasburg High School FFA members visited Washington, D.C., recently to advocate for agricultural education programs. 
Shown during their visit are, from left, Rachel Funkhouser, 18; Nathan McDonald, 16; Ashley Yanego, 17; Brent Robinson, legislative director for U.S. Rep. Rob Whitman of Virginia's 1st District; Devon Eyring, 16; and Hannah Orndorff, 16. Courtesy photo

March 3, 2016

STRASBURG – Members of the Strasburg High School FFA celebrated National FFA Week last week with a visit to Washington, D.C., to advocate for agriculture education and the FFA.

Livestock Report

March 1, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 27
 
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $190.00-210.00; 400-499 lbs., $185.00-205.00; 500-599 lbs., $165.00-190.00; 600-699 lbs.,

Livestock Report

February 23, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 20
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 100-199 lbs., $170.00-200.00; 300-399 lbs., $200.00-215.00; 400-499 lbs., $200.00-214.00; 500-599 lbs., $170.00-180.00;

Livestock Report

February 16, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Jan. 9
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $207.00-220.00; 400-499 lbs., $190.00-210.00; 500-599 lbs., $170.00-185.00; 600-699 lbs.,

Livestock Report

February 9, 2016

Farmers Livestock
Feb. 9
FEEDER:
Cattle (334 head)
Steers (72 head)
Steers
M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $176.00-184.00; 400-500 lbs., $155.00-170.00;

Livestock Report

February 2, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Jan. 30
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $176.00-183.00; 500-599 lbs., $165.00-166.00; 600-699 lbs., $150.00-155.50; 900-999 lbs., $120.00.

Livestock Report

January 19, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Jan. 9
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 200-299 lbs., $175.00-210.00; 300-399 lbs., $170.00-200.00; 400-499 lbs., $170.00-190.00; 500-599 lbs., $160.00-175.00;