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Virginia Farmers Should Prepare Now for Peak of the 2021 Hurricane Season

STATEWIDE -- The peak of the U.S. East Coast hurricane season extends from mid-August to late October. Severe weather may affect farms in a variety...

Governor Declares June 13-19 Virginia Agriculture Week

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STATEWIDE -- On Monday, June 14, it was announced that Governor Ralph Northam declared the week of June 13-19, 2021 Virginia Agriculture Week in...

Jamestown 4-H Educational Center will hold Good Shot Judy benefit concert

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WILLIAMSBURG -- This month, Good Shot Judy fans will be able to enjoy an evening of big band music, while supporting outdoor and environmental...

USDA Expands and Renews Conservation Reserve Program

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STATEWIDE -- On Friday, April 23, United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will open up...

Isaias may have squashed local pumpkin crops, but some farms are finding a way to get by

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The coronavirus has taken a lot away this year, but one seasonal joy the pandemic hasn't ruined is pumpkin picking. But remember the tropical storm...
Lilith's first day at the feed trough on Monday, July 8, 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Gene Bowen)

In lightning and pouring rain, new hope for the American red Dexter cattle is born

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After a few bouts of bad luck, another jackpot calf has been born at Paradise Farm in Dinwiddie County. On Sunday around 8 p.m. — in...

The city is accepting Tuthill Scholarship applications. Here’s what that entails

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VIRGINIA BEACH – The city’s Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Bartley E. Tuthill Scholarship Program in the amount of $2,000. The purpose...
Gene Bowen with Eve of Paradise and her new calf, Titian of Paradise. Titian was born March 8, 2019 and carries a gene for red coloring. His birth means Bowen would potentially breed a red Legacy Dexter in the future. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Tracey Leftwich)

Retired NASA employee works to bring back ‘extinct’ cattle breed — and its future could be just north of Williamsburg

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It’s been 10 years since Gene Bowen, a retired NASA employee, first set his sights on trying to restore a nearly-lost bloodline of Dexter...