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USDA News Releases

Releases on Virginia agriculture from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Newsroom and Virginia Field Office.

May 11, 2017
Virginia’s Expected Winter Wheat Yields Up 21 Percent from 2016

March 6, 2017
USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Tennessee
Virginia urges strict biosecurity to protect the state’s commercial birds and backyard flocks

March 5, 2017
USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee

February 27, 2017
USDA to Collect Data on Farmland Rental Rates
Survey results will serve as a decision-making tool for farmers when preparing 2018 rental agreements

February 21, 2017
USDA to Survey Virginia Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2017

June 30, 2016
Virginia Soybean Acreage Down, Corn Up from 2015
Cotton and Tobacco also Down, Peanuts Up

May 18, 2016
USDA Announces $21 Million Available For Bioeconomy Research and Development

May 11, 2016
USDA Launches First-Ever Local Foods Survey
Data from the 2012 Agriculture Census shows Virginia ranked 10th in the nation in direct consumer sales.

May 1, 2016
USDA Unveils New Urban Agriculture Toolkit for Urban Farmers and Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

February 24, 2016
Virginia Farm Numbers Down Three Percent From 2014

February 10, 2016
Federal Primary Disaster Designations for the City of Suffolk and Greensville County
Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Sussex Counties and the Cities of Chesapeake, Emporia, Hampton, Newport News and Portsmouth Received Contiguous Disaster Declarations

February 5, 2016
Federal Disaster Designations for Halifax, Henry, Pittsylvania Counties

February 2, 2016
Virginia Livestock and Grain Inventory

January 20, 2016
USDA to Measure Farmland Rental Rates

January 13, 2016
2015 Virginia Agricultural Production

January 7, 2016
Federal Disaster Designations for Tidewater, Southside Virginia

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