Agriculture

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock April 17   FEEDER: Cattle (713 head) Steers (188 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $150.00-170.00; 400-500 lbs., $150.00-180.00; 500-600 lbs., $150.00-163.00; 600-700 lbs., $142.00-159.00; 700-800 lbs., $133.00; 800-900 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock April 10   FEEDER: Cattle (629 head) Steers (198 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $150.00-175.00; 400-500 lbs., $151.00-166.00; 500-600 lbs., $151.00-167.00; 600-700 lbs., $144.00-146.00; 700-800 lbs., $123.00-129.00; 800-900 lbs., ...

USDA: Virginia farms to grow more soybeans

HARRISONBURG — The seeds aren’t in the ground yet, but early indications are that Virginia farmers plan to plant more soybeans this year than in 2017 while growing the same number of acres of corn. That information was provided last week by the U.S. ...

Livestock Report: April 6

Shenandoah Livestock March 31   FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $159.00-167.00; 500-599 lbs., $152.00-163.00; 600-699 lbs., $146.00-153.00; 700-799 lbs., $129.00-137.00; 800-899 lbs., $122.00; 900-999 lbs., $115.00; 1000-plus lbs., $114.00. L&M 2, 400-499 ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock March 24   FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 200-299 lbs., $172.50-192.50; 300-399 lbs., $176.00-177.00; 400-499 lbs., $163.00-186.50; 500-599 lbs., $161.50-170.00; 600-699 lbs., $136.00-161.50; 700-799 lbs., $120.00-140.00; 800-899 lbs., ...

Livestock Report: March 23

Farmers Livestock March 20   FEEDER: Cattle (929 head) Steers (235 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $155.00-186.00; 400-500 lbs., $161.00-174.00; 500-600 lbs., $158.00-175.00; 600-700 lbs., $151.00-160.00; 700-800 lbs., $136.00-143.00; 800-900 lbs., ...

Livestock Report: March 16

Farmers Livestock March 13   FEEDER: Cattle (586 head) Steers (105 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs.,$163.00-185.00; 400-500 lbs., $160.00-187.00; 500-600 lbs., $156.00-176.00; 600-700 lbs., $163.00; 700-800 lbs., $127.00-139.00; 800-900 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock March 3   FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $187.50-198.00; 400-499 lbs., $183.75-187.00; 500-599 lbs., $164.50-183.50; 600-699 lbs., $145.00-158.00; 700-799 lbs., $138.00-150.75; 800-899 lbs., $127.00; 900-999 lbs., $124.00; 1000-up lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Feb. 24   FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $180.00-191.50; 500-599 lbs., $171.00-188.00; 600-699 lbs., $146.00-151.00; 700-799 lbs., $143.00-147.00; 900-999 lbs., $120.00-124.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $180.00-190.00; 500-599 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Feb. 17   FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $197.00-205.00; 400-499 lbs., $189.00-195.00; 900-999 lbs., $128.00-130.00; 1000-up, $123.00. L&M 2, 500-599 lbs., $169.00-179.00; 600-699 lbs., $145.00-152.00; 800-899 lbs., ...

Livestock Report: Feb. 13

Winchester Livestock: Feb. 13 FEEDER: Steers M&L 1: 300-400 lbs., $166; 400-500 lbs., $165-188; 500-600 lbs., $156-180; 600-700 lbs., $127-171; 700-800 lbs. $135-154; 800-900 lbs., $137-146; 900-1000 lbs., $132-135. M&L 1-2: 400-500 lbs., $160-180; 500-600 lbs., ...

Extension launches survey to better understand area needs

To better understand the needs of people in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, the Virginia Cooperative Extension is gathering feedback in a novel way: through an online survey. “We have not really undertaken a survey like this, as extensively as we're trying to do this year, in quite some ...

Livestock Report

The following is from Winchester Livestock Auction Report, Feb. 6. FEEDER: Steers M&L 1 400-500 lbs., $160-187 500-600 lbs., $155-178 600-700 lbs., $130-148 M&L 2 400-500 lbs., $145-165 500-600 lbs., $143-157   Heifers M&L 1 300-400 lbs., ...

Federal tax loophole to benefit large-scale farms

When it became clear that the new federal tax law would eliminate the domestic production deduction for farmers, lawmakers scrambled to protect farming interests. They settled on a massive deduction for farmers who sell their produce to cooperatives. One month later, farming organizations ...

Young Farmers of Virginia awards presented

Young Farmers of Virginia The 68th Annual Convention of the Young Farmers of Virginia was held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg in January.  The following awards were presented: Soybean Poduction Award: Mark Deavers, of ...

Livestock Report

Winchester Livestock- Jan. 30 FEEDER: Steers M&L 1, 400-500 lbs., $160-190; 500-600 lbs., $141-175; 600-700 lbs., $120-141; 700-800 lbs., $115-133 M&L 2, 400-500 lbs., $142-165; 500-600 lbs., $130-143; 600-700 lbs., $115-125; 700-800 lbs., $105-120. Heifers M&L 1, ...

Livestock Report

Winchester Livestock Report -Jan. 23 FEEDER: Steers (278 head) M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $155-172; 400-500 lbs., $158-186; 500-600 lbs., $156-178; 600-700 lbs., $142-158; 700-800 lbs., $122-146; 800-900 lbs., $121-139; 900-1000 lbs. $128. M&L 2, 300-400 lbs., $135-155; 500-600 ...