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Agriculture

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Oct. 9   FEEDER: Cattle (942 head) Steers (255 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $160.00-173.00; 400-500 lbs., $140.00-150.00; 500-600 lbs., $140.00-159.00; 600-700 lbs., $140.00-154.00; 700-800 lbs., $141.00; 800-900 lbs., ...

Strasburg High School receives agriculture literacy grant

Strasburg High School will bolster its Nature Trail Visits program thanks to a $500 grant from the Agriculture in the Classroom nonprofit organization. Agriculture in the Classroom handed out 62 grants to Virginia schools, totaling $30,000.  Strasburg High School was the lone recipient in ...

Livestock Report: Oct. 4

SHENANDOAH LIVESTOCK   Sept. 29   Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $150.00-168.00; 600-699 lbs., $141.00-153.50. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $147.00-159.50; 500-599 lbs., $147.00-155.00; 600-699 lbs., $134.00-153.50; 700-799 lbs., $137.00-140.50. L&M 3, ...

Livestock Report: Sept. 27

Shenandoah Livestock Sept. 22 Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $146.00-157.00; 400-499 lbs., $158.00-162.00; 500-599 lbs., $148.00-160.75; 600-699 lbs., $139.00-157.50; 700-799 lbs., $138.00-152.00. L&M 2, 300-399 lbs., $158.00-169.99; 400-499 lbs., $143.00-156.00; 500-599 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Sept. 18   FEEDER: Cattle (477 head) Steers (109 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $146.00-166.00; 400-500 lbs., $141.00-161.00; 500-600 lbs., $140.00-151.00; 600-700 lbs., $124.00-132.00; 700-800 lbs., $126.00-132.00; 800-900 lbs., ...

Millions of dollars in aid for Virginia farmers is expected

Trade wars and bad weather have crushed farmers this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates project a 12-year low in net farm income in 2018. The USDA releases projections for a range of farm data every February. Data is updated twice a year, once at the end of August and again at ...

Livestock Report: Sept. 14

Shenandoah Livestock Sept. 8   Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $160.00-173.00; 400-499 lbs., $159.00-160.00; 500-599 lbs., $143.00-159.00; 600-699 lbs., $130.00-155.50; 700-799 lbs., $131.00-138.00; 800-899 lbs., $135.00-139.75; 900-999 lbs., $118.00. L&M 2, 300-399 ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Sept. 4 FEEDER: Cattle (527 head) Steers (124 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $150.00-168.00; 400-500 lbs., $142.00-162.00; 500-600 lbs., $141.00-156.00; 600-700 lbs., $141.00-156.00; 700-800 lbs., $134.00-137.00; 800-900 lbs., $115.00-123.00; ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Aug. 25   Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $160.00-175.00; 400-499 lbs., $163.50-169.50; 500-599 lbs., $150.00-163.00. L&M 2, 500-599 lbs., $130.00-157.00; 700-799 lbs., $125.00; 800-899 lbs., $115.00. L&M 3, 600-699 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Aug. 21   FEEDER: Cattle (498 head) Steers (89 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $151.00-164.00; 400-500 lbs., $149.00-162.00; 500-600 lbs., $145.00-163.00; 600-700 lbs., $146.00-162.00; 700-800 lbs., $118.00-144.00; 1000-1100 lbs., ...

Livestock Report: Aug. 16

Farmers Livestock Aug. 14   FEEDER: Cattle (481 head) Steers (396 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $150.00-180.00 (mostly $164.00-180.00); 400-500 lbs., $144.00-173.00 (mostly $155.91-173.00); 500-600 lbs., $156.00-161.00; 600-700 lbs., $145.00-154.00; ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Aug. 7   FEEDER: Cattle (337 head) Steers (114 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $130.00; 400-500 lbs., $142.00-169.00; 500-600 lbs., $147.00-161.00; 600-700 lbs., $147.50-160.00; 700-800 lbs., $120.00-132.00; 800-900 lbs., $105.00-112.00; ...

‘Learn by doing’: Fair animal contests test 4-H members’ skills

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County Fair, which runs through Sunday, is the ultimate test of a 4-H member’s hard work, but according to Angel Kidwell, 18,  of Front Royal, the understanding of the 4-H’s is the ultimate test of their skills. “The 4-H’s: head, heart, hands and health are ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock July 31   FEEDER: Cattle (375 head) Steers (60 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $145.00-164.00; 400-500 lbs., $148.00-161.00; 500-600 lbs., $140.00-160.00; 600-700 lbs., $130.00-137.00. M&L 2, 300-400 lbs., $126.00; 400-500 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock July 21   Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $166.00-176.00; 400-499 lbs., $152.00-163.00; 500-599 lbs., $156.00-164.00; 600-699 lbs., $142.00-145.00; 700-799 lbs., $135.00-139.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $142.00-160.00; 500-599 lbs., $144.00-150.00; ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock July 17   FEEDER: Cattle (350 head) Steers (97 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $156.00; 400-500 lbs., $142.50-158.00; 500-600 lbs., $139.00-157.00; 600-700 lbs., $140.00-152.00; 700-800 lbs., $139.00; 800-900 lbs., $131.00; 900-1000 lbs., ...

Livestock Report: July 13

Farmers Livestock July 9   FEEDER: Cattle (513 head) Steers (198 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $153.00; 400-500 lbs., $121.00-156.00 (mostly $155.50-156.00); 500-600 lbs., $152.00-154.00; 600-700 lbs., $140.00-146.00; 700-800 lbs., $128.00-142.50 (mostly ...

Livestock Report: July 6

Shenandoah Livestock June 30   FEEDER: Bulls M&L 1, 200-299 lbs., $150.00-163.00; 300-399 lbs., $150.00-167.50; 400-499 lbs., $142.00-153.50; 500-599 lbs., $138.00-145.00; 600-699 lbs., $129.00-131.00. M&L 2, 300-399 lbs., $140.00-155.00; 500-599 lbs., ...

Livestock Report: June 28

Farmers Livestock June 26   FEEDER: Cattle (530 head) Steers (148 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $134.00-152.00; 400-500 lbs., $138.00-154.00; 500-600 lbs., $140.00-154.00; 600-700 lbs., $133.00-148.00; 700-800 lbs., $134.00-138.00. M&L 2, 300-400 ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock June 19   FEEDER: Cattle (432 head) Steers (95 head)   Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $136.00-156.00; 400-500 lbs., $140.00-157.00; 500-600 lbs., $145.00-152.00; 600-700 lbs., $135.00-146.00; 700-800 lbs., $122.00-130.00; 900-1000 lbs., ...