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Virginia Beach farming industry saw overall growth, some changes in past year; budget anticipates restored agricultural reserve program dollars

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Agriculture in Virginia Beach had an estimated $124.6 million economic impact in 2016, an increase of $3.8 million or 3.1 percent from the previous year, according to the local cooperative extension office. The estimate from… Continue Reading

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Photos: Face to face with livestock at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS LANDSTOWN — Young people came face to face with livestock last month during the Virginia Beach Farmers Market’s annual Harvest Fair and Craft Show at the market where Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads meet.  The 4-H Livestock Club… Continue Reading

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Acres & Dollars: Virginia Beach may tap land preservation funding

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – The proposed city budget shifts about a quarter of the designated tax funding from the agricultural reserve program, leaving roughly $3.3 million for payments per year owed to owners of already protected acres, run the program,… Continue Reading