Posts Tagged Virginia Agriculture
Virginia winemakers are under a new threat. An insect called the Spotted Lanternfly is spreading throughout Virginia. In July, the state Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine for 12 counties and 10 cities.
The insect originated from China, and has wreaked havoc for some vineyards in Pennsylvania. There is a silver lining, however: people can prevent the spread of the insect. Roxy Todd tells us how.
If you see one of these insects, the state Department of Agriculture asks that you kill it immediately, and contact your local extension office.
Agricultural industry figures gathered in Richmond Tuesday for the Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. Jahd Khalil reports that even as they highlighted Virginia’s farm exports, the war in Europe cast its shadow on an important import.
As lawmakers are preparing for the upcoming General Assembly session, they’re considering one bill aimed at an important staple of Virginia’s agriculture sector. Michael Pope explains.
Virginia agriculture is taking some hits. But some sectors are benefiting at the expense of others. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia’s beer industry is booming. Some brewers wonder, though, if the state is doing enough to nurture homegrown brewers and the local farmers who want to supply them the grain. Jessie Knadler reports.
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.