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Agriculture: Pungo’s White returns to national soybean board position

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reappointed Pungo farmer Robert White Jr. to a three-year term as a director of the United Soybean Board, a national organization funded by farmers that guides research into and… Continue Reading

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Agriculture: Timing, weather means different things to vital local crops

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE PUNGO — Fall is harvest season for Virginia Beach grain farmers, and this summer’s unusual weather has resulted in mixed results for this year’s yields. Drought, followed by heavy rain, took its toll on the soybean crop. … Continue Reading

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Soy summit: extension service hosts a look at plant progress in neutral soil

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE NORTH LANDING — Along North Landing Road, near a large test plot tended for the Virginia Cooperative Extension by Curtis Wolfarth, dozens of local growers joined agriculture officials, as well as seed company representatives, to see how soybeans had… Continue Reading