Posts Tagged Agriculture
Craft beer is driving demand for barley. Could farmers in southwest Virginia benefit?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 3, 2022
The craft brewing industry is driving up demand for barley- which can be used to make malt, one of the main ingredients to make beer. As Roxy Todd reports, a new effort is underway to help more farmers grow malt barley in southwest Virginia.
The changing role of Cooperative Extension
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 23, 2022
In the age of climate change, this country’s land grant universities are working overtime to assure that farmers can feed a growing world population. For Virginia State and Virginia Tech, that means reaching out to cities and to countries around the world. Sandy Hausman has that story.
Federal Hemp Survey Could Help Lack of Info in Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 19, 2021
Virginia legalized small amounts of marijuana this July, but hemp, which comes from the same plant, has been regulated in the state since 2015. The USDA is asking farmers about their hemp crops for the first time nationwide. The survey could give valuable data to hemp farmers who lack information and for investors looking to build infrastructure for the burgeoning industry. Jahd Khalil has details.
Virginia Beer Boom Tries To Break Through With Virginia Barley
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 29, 2017
Virginia’s beer industry is booming and more farmers are delving into the raw ingredients needed to meet the high demand. So why is finding a beer brewed from all-Virginia ingredients still tough? Jessie Knadler reports.
State Legislators Taking Closer Look At Biosolids
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 18, 2017
Unless you’re a farmer or an avid gardener, you probably don’t know much about fertilizers. You put some down and your lawn gets greener and your tomatoes bigger. For people living next door to a farm field, fertilizers have become a worry as some farmers use treated human waste to enrich their soil. Pamela D’Angelo reports.
Cotton Yield Almost Double Last Year’s
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 17, 2017
Most areas of Virginia saw little to no rain for all of September, and that’s actually been a good thing for many farmers. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Virginia Agriculture Jumps By 30% in Four Years
Posted by dmjones101 in Virginia's News on July 20, 2017
Virginia’s largest industry is agriculture, and it’s only getting larger. That’s according to new numbers released Tuesday. Mallory Noe-Payne was at the capitol for the announcement and filed this report.
Urban Agriculture Taking Root in Richmond
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 11, 2016
Nearly a third of Virginia is farmland. But farms don’t always have to be in the countryside, they can on rooftops in cities and in small neighborhood gardens. One group in Richmond is training the next generation of URBAN farmers. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, they’re now offering a federally-approved certificate in urban farming.