STRASBURG – Rather than spend their days behind desks in Washington, Shane Waller and Cara Mroczek branched out and landed a thousand feet up in Strasburg.

WOODSTOCK – Access to the Shenandoah River is hard to come by in Woodstock. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is looking to change that.

WOODSTOCK – Record funding has put the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District in a delicate position that requires the agency to use the money within a limited amount of time and to its greatest effect. 

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FRONT ROYAL – Not all the hogs were having it on Tuesday at the Warren County Fair 4-H Market Hog Show.

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly agriculture trends on July 26:

Funding for agricultural cost-share programs is at an all-time high as Gov. Ralph Northam sent more than $3 million to the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District earlier this month.

WOODSTOCK – Members of the Agriculture and Forestal District Advisory Committee are staring down the cause of a large decrease in district land in previous years.

STRASBURG—The Farmers Market returned to Strasburg Saturday morning, bringing free selections from the community garden as well as the first fruits of a bevy of local vendors’ efforts.

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Businesses based in Frederick County or Winchester will have to start applying for permits to ship a wide range of items out of the county following a declaration by a state agency of a quarantine zone to prevent the spread of an invasive insect.

John Duvall strolled under the shaded cover of his produce stand, shoeless, picking a cucumber off a pile and snapping it in half. Duvall has been farming and selling the fruits, vegetables and meats of his labor for 11 years, he said, and he’s spent that time pondering what a farm to table …