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From computer programs that regulate moisture sensors to smartphone apps that allow growers to monitor market data, most facets of agriculture continue their shift to digital platforms. This transition makes reliable internet access no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

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There are inferences, speculation and intriguing clues, but the best minds of the U.S. government, the lettuce-growing states of California and Arizona, and the leafy-greens industry have failed to figure out why romaine keeps getting contaminated - or how they can stop it from happening again and again.

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CHRISTIANSBURG — Despite the buzz around industrial hemp, which Virginians can now grow commerciall y for the first time in decades, many farmers are exercising caution, choosing to start small. Matt Hagan is not among them.

The Red Delicious apple, which has dominated grocery selection for decades, is no longer the most popular variety in the U.S. with the rise of the Gala apple.

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Wheat markets are about to change in Virginia and Culpeper’s Ardent Mills is leading the way. Their new investments in flour milling, for huma…

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Beginning flower growers can plan on improving their skills under the leadership of extension agents and experienced growers. Plan to participate in a cut flower field day set for June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2526 Indian Run Rd in Amissville.  

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Small grain planting season is just around the corner and Virginia Tech small grain trails are available online for growers to use in choosing…

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Soybean growers have struggled through a frustrating harvest with frequent periods of wet weather slowing them down and causing more seed dama…

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Farmers are pulling their hair out, if they have any, with frustration over a delayed start to their planting and haymaking season.

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Here at the end of July I am reminded of the burden of risk farmers carry in order to accomplish their job of producing our food. Risk is alwa…

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