Weathering the storm

Dennis Morris, a beef cattle farmer in Toms Brook, demonstrates this insulated automatic water trough that is one of several on his farm that provides fresh water to his cattle even in the extreme cold weather and requires no electricity. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 1st, 2015

Freezing temperatures during the winter can put a strain on many agricultural operations. For cattle farmers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, these months can be especially harsh.

USDA schedules survey of farmers

February 26th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to begin surveying farmers on what crops they intend to plant for the 2015 harvest seasons.

Livestock report, Feb. 14-18

February 19th, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 14
Light Sale
Steers, 100-199 lbs., $180.00-250.00; 300-399 lbs., $275.00-295.00; 400-499 lbs., $289.00-300.00; 500-599 lbs., $239.00;

Woodstock to receive grant for tree canopy

February 18th, 2015

For the third year in a row, the town of Woodstock will be a recipient of matching funds from the Virginia Department of Forestry’s Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant.

Livestock report

February 10th, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 7
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $225.00-303.00; 400-499 lbs., $220.00-298.00; 500-599 lbs., $214.00-235.00; 600-699 lbs., $190.00-200.00; 700-799 lbs.,

Service provides green options

February 6th, 2015

Ed Kelly and Stephen Van Stee seek to do the opposite of an old business adage. They want to reduce demand before creating the supply.