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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...
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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...

There’s a fire ant quarantine in South Hampton Roads. Here’s what it means

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Did you know South Hampton Roads and the Virginia Peninsula have been under a fire ant quarantine? Stretching from James City County all the way...

‘Feminist farmer’ crafts a new role model for women

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When Maureen Anderson, 53, wakes up every morning at 6, it isn’t to put on a suit to go to the office. It’s to...

‘Feminist farmer’ crafts a new role model for women

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When Maureen Anderson, 53, wakes up every morning at 6, it isn’t to put on a suit to go to the office. It’s to...

Strawberry farming has been an uphill road for Virginia Beach farmers

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VIRGINIA BEACH — After only a few minutes of listening to Roy Flanagan talk about farming and agriculture, you get the feeling that he...
"Dad in the bean field - he was impressed at how tall they were that year, and wanted a photo of him in the actual field to show how tall they were!" (Courtesy photo/Beth Dzula)

‘He couldn’t stand to sit’: Toano farmer, 71, remembered as driving force behind Dzula Farm

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Nestled a few hundred feet back from Route 30 in Toano, the Dzula farmhouse sits atop a rolling hill, flanked by aging trees, large...
A house on the Taylor family's property sits in a large farm field on Richmond Road in Toano. In 2017, the family asked to have the property moved into the PSA and its land use designation changed to allow for future development. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Taylor family farm land-use application moves forward

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For nearly three years, the Taylor family has worked to secure alternatives for the future of their 217-acre swath of farmland at near Anderson’s...