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Agriculture: Recent soggy weather can have a cost for Virginia Beach farmers

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE PUNGO — This year’s growing season got off to a soggy start with heavy rains that damaged the strawberry crops and delayed planting for both grain and produce farmers. May’s hot, rainy weather damaged some strawberries,… Continue Reading

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Trimmer named Virginia Beach Excellence in Agriculture Award winner for department leadership

BY VENI FIELDS VIRGINIA BEACH — In December, David Trimmer, the director of Virginia Beach Department of Agriculture, held a breakfast meeting at Eddy’s Café in Red Mill with members of the committee that selects each year’s Excellence in Agriculture award.… Continue Reading

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Extension program returns to Virginia Beach for second summer to help rural residents test water supplies

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — The Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering low-cost tests to determine the safety of well water for the second summer in Virginia Beach. Tests will look for levels of iron, fluoride, lead, nitrates, as well as… Continue Reading