Category Archives: Agriculture

Performance Livestock & Feed mooving into Henry County.

RICHMOND, Va. — North Carolina-based Performance Livestock & Feed Company will invest $4.2 million to establish a new feed production operation in Henry County. The family-owned business will increase production by 50 percent over the next three y ...

More greens, tomatoes, jobs from BrightFarms in Elkwood.

ELKWOOD, Va. — WDC Greenhouse, doing business as BrightFarms, will invest $7.35 million to construct and operate two new greenhouses in Culpeper County, creating 24 new jobs. The Elkwood greenhouses are expected to use 80 percent less water, 90 percent ...

Agricultural water consumption studied using UAVs.

RICHMOND, Va. —  The NASA Langley Research Center Applied Sciences’ DEVELOP Program has completed a project in Virginia to improve the efficiency of water consumption for agricultural purposes. “I am pleased to see the successes of the NASA DEV ...

NASA mapping state’s vineyards.

HAMPTON, Va. — NASA and the Virginia Wine Board have partnered to explore the potential of the state’s growing wine industry. Digitized maps of about 250 commercial vineyards have been created using data from NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite. The ...

KellyBronze are bred to be wild.

FORT VALLEY, Va. — Kelly Turkeys USA will establish its first U.S. poultry production and processing operation in Albemarle County and create 33 new jobs. The company, based in Fort Valley,  plans to produce 10,000 turkeys annually over the next th ...

Shenandoah Growers growing in Harrisonburg.

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Shenandoah Growers will expand its existing organic herb nursery greenhouse and production facility in Harrisonburg. The company will significantly increase production and grow sales by an estimated $15 million over the next three ye ...

Big Trouble headed for Petersburg.

PETERSBURG, Va. — Big Trouble Malting and Spirits will open a new malting facility and craft distillery in Petersburg.  The company will invest just under a million dollars and create nine new jobs in Petersburg, while sourcing all of its needed feed ...

USDA grants to support Farm-to-School program.

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia was selected for two U.S. Department of Agriculture awards that will help connect state agricultural producers with school systems statewide. The awards include a USDA grant for Virginia’s ...