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September 03, 2019 - 5:31 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Virginia's ginseng harvest season begins, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is reminding residents about regulations aimed at protecting the plant. American ginseng grows wild in Virginia's forests. It is listed as a threatened species under the state's...
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Hundreds sign up to grow hemp in Virginia.  (iStock / Getty Images Plus/ rezkrr)
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July 24, 2019 - 11:36 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - After federal legislation opened the door for the wide-scale cultivation of hemp, hundreds of people in Virginia have signed up to grow the crop. The Roanoke Times reports that as of July, more than 800 growers had registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and...
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September 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
By JULIET LINDERMAN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. But even those poised for...
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June 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm
(RICHMOND, Va. - wrva.com) - Parts of Virginia have received more than two months’ worth of rain in just two weeks, and that's hurting many of the Commonwealth's farmers, including here in Central Virgnia. Agriculture is the number one private industry in Virginia, says Elaine Lidholm of the...
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