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9-12-14
PRODUCERS INVITED TO HAACP FOOD SAFETY TRAINING CLASS

9-10-14
WVDA HONORS FOUR “WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE” AT RECENT STATE FAIR OF WV

9-9-14
ONLINE PUBLICATION REVEALS STATE’S AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT

9-8-14
FARMERS NEED TO REGISTER ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS BY OCT. 1

9-5-14
MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS INVITED TO TUBING INSTALLATION SEMINAR


9-4-14
SAP PRODUCTION FOCUS OF FREE FOREST MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

8-27-14
MILITARY VETS, FARMERS INVITED TO FREE AG BUSINESS PLAN SEMINAR

8-19-14
NEW PRODUCER ASSOCIATION PROMOTING MAPLE SYRUP
IN THE MOUNTAIN STATE


8-14-14
WVDA OFFERING SAFE FOOD PRODUCTION CLASS SEPT. 12 IN CHARLESTON

7-29-14
WVDA ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT FOR LOCAL SMOKED PORK PRODUCTS

7-24-14
MAJOR FRUIT RECALL AFFECTS WEST VIRGINIA RETAILERS

7-24-14
PRESTON COUNTY KALE CHIPS A HIT WITH ENERGY EXPRESS KIDS

7-21-14
WVDA HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID PROGRAM EXPANDING

7-8-14
Highmark WV Pledges Funding for new Parkersburg Community Garden

7-2-14
Proposed Rule Filed for Dangerous Animals Act, Public Comment Period Open Until August 1, 2014

6-30-14
Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame to Welcome 2014 Members at Annual Banquet

6--30-14
Signup for 2015 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program to Begin July 1

6-19-14
Farm to School Program Meets Success in Greenbrier County


6-19-14
Jefferson County Extension To Host Fruit-Drying Workshop

6-5-14
Charles Town Residents Invited to Beef Sampling Event


6-4-14
Lewisburg Residents Invited to Beef Sampling Event

5-28-14
'Fall' Cankerworms Making Major May Appearance in Jefferson County

5-28-14
WVU Extension's New Program Helps Farmers and Producers Grow Food Businesses

5-23-14
West Virginia Grown Berries Sell Well at 73rd Strawberry Festival

5-13-14
Commissioner and Rita Helmick Offer Condolences on the Passing of Mary Manchin

5-12-14
WVDA Gypsy Moth Treatments to Begin Mid-May

5-8-14
WVDA Announces Potato-Testing Project at Huttonsville, Lakin

5-1-14
Elevation Not Stopping Tucker County Farm To School Effort

5-1-14
Farm Odors a Sign of Sustainable Farming Practices

5-1-14
Horse Owners Warned to be on Guard Against Mosquitoes, West Nile Virus

4-16-14
The New Appalachian Farm and Research Center Seeks Input From WV Farmers
and Farm Families

4-16-14
Ag Programs Aiming to Tackle Rural Poverty in West Virginia

4-1-14
WVDA to Again Honor West Virginia 'Women in Ag'

3-28-14
Three Produce Records Set in 2013

3-28-14
Champion Ham Record Falls at Putman-Lincoln Ham, Bacon and Egg Auction

3-25-14
The Six Billion Dollar Opportunity

3-19-14
Preliminary 2012 Census Results Provide a Snapshot of West Virginia Agriculture

3-19-14
Agriculture Department Announces 2014 Agritourism Marketing Winners

2-24-14
USDA Adds Event Grants to Farm to School Program
Webinars Scheduled to Assist Applicants

2-24-14
EPA Proposes New Safety Measures to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure

2-21-14
WVDA Proposes Gypsy Moth Treatments for Spring 2014

2-11-14
Growers Needed for Festival's New 'Strawberry Market'

2-10-14
It's Time for "Frost-Seeding"

2-10-14
Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick Responds to Findings from Audit

2-7-14
Pro-Pet LLC Recalls Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possble Salmonella Contamination

2-6-14
Grant Webinar Offered for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Applicants

2-5-14
Agriculture Department Opening Up 40 Acres of Prime Farmland in Mason County for Vegetable, Small Fruit Production Operations

2-3-14
Red Flannel Cat Food Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

2-3-14
Chesapeake Bay Program Announces Public Comment Period on New Restoration Plan

2-3-14
Illinois Firm Recalls Sliced Spiral Hams for Possible Listeria Contamination

1/29/14
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2014 WV SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK
GRANT PROGRAM


1/15/14
Department of Agriculture Announces Food Safety Classes for Early 2014

1/10/14
Toxicology, animal health experts say exposure to water from Elk River chemical spill poses no threat to livestock

1/2/14
Agriculture Department cooperating with requested audit and investigation

12-20-13
Then Six Billion Dollar Opportunity

12-17-13
Claflin Foundation Presents Funding for Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Project
at McClausland Farm


12-17-13
Farmers to Weigh in Through Specialty Crop Grant Online Survey

12-10-13
WVDA Accepting Nominations for 2014 Agritourism Media Awards

12-3-13
West Virginia Farmers' Markets Hosting Holiday Events

11-26-13
Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick Joins Local Church to Help Feed Those in Need This Thanksgiving

11-15-13
Crunch Pack Slices Appled Recalled by Manufacturer

11-14-13
WV FFA Captures National Office, Prestigious Awards at Annual Convention

11-4-13
State Department of Agriculture Warns of Wide-Ranging Recall Full Story

11-1-13
November is Deadline for Insurance on Apples and Peaches in West Virginia
Full Story

10-28-13
Greenbrier Nurseries Supporting Farm to Table Initiative

10-24-13
Agriculture Commissioner Helmick Applauds Poultry Case Court Ruling

10-23-13
WVU Extension's New Program Helps Farmers and Producers Grow Food Businesses

10-21-13
WVDA Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick Announces Eric Ewing as New Plant Industries Division Director

10-9-13
State Regulatory Officers On Lookout For Potentially Contaminated Chicken

10-8-13
State Agriculture Programs Maintaining Public Safety During Federal Shutdown

10-4-13
West Virginia Livestock Prices Available Despite Government Shutdown

9-30-13
WV Farm Museum Hosting Annual Fall Fest Oct. 5-6

9-30-13
Greenbrier East FFA Takes Corn to the Bank

9-30-13
Sealing Houses Now Can Prevent Fall Insect Entry

9-25-13
Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick Announces 2013 Specialty Crop
Block Grant Award Recipients


9-25-13
Pumpkin Fest Baking Contest Dedicated to Janet Kelley

9-24-13
Free Sweet Corn Roast Set For Wednesday

9-18-13
Pumpkin Patches, Hay and Corn Mazes Back in Season

9-11-13
WVDA to Kick Off Statewide Farm to School Initiative at Preston High Lunch Event

9-5-13
Agriculture Commissioner Helmick, Parkersburg Mayor Newell Announce Opening of New Farmers Market

8-20-13
Department of Agriculture Including More Counties in Public-Private Pest Program

8-9-13
Department of Agriculture Announces 2013 "Women In Ag" Honorees

8-9-13
West Virginia Poultry Laboratory Recertified After Rigorous Review

8-9-13
WVDA Veterinarian Completes Intensive Foreign Animal Disease Training

7-22-13
2013 Recipe Challenge to Launch New Food Business at the State Fair of
West Virginia


7-18-13

Tractor Show Set for State Farm Museum July 20

7-17-13
Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick Announces Carl "Butch" Antolini as New Communications Director

6-26-13

Signup for 2014 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program to Begin July 1

6-26-13
Helmick Urges Farmers to Report Any Damage from Recent Rains

6-19-13
Department of Agriculture Encouraging Largest Fruit and Vegetable Entries

6-19-13
Senior Centers Providing Vouchers for 2013 Farmers' Market Program

6-10-13
Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame to Welcome 2013 Members at Annual Banquet

6-3-13
State Beef Producers Marking Fathers' Day with Luncheon at Governor's Mansion

5-23-13
West Virginia Now Has Exterior Quarantine For Thousand Cankers Disease

5-17-13
Superstorm Sandy Agriculture Assistance Package Announced for West Virginia

5-17-13
Department of Agriculture 'Women in Ag' Nominations Due June 1

5-9-13
WVDA Gypsy Moth Treatments to Begin Mid-May 2013

5-1-13
State Farm Museum Hosting Antique Gas engine show May 4-5

4-26-13

State Department of Agriculture Scientist to Present Paper
at International Meeting


4-18-13
No Periodical Cicadas in West Virginia this Spring

4-12-13

West Virginia Will Accept Six-Month Equine Health Certificates From Eastern States

4-12-13

Agriculture Department Offers Free Bulk Fertilizer and Lime Testing

3-22-13
Winter Bee Losses 'Normal,' According to State Agriculture Department

3-21-13
Dual Champion Makes History at 70th State FFA Ham, Bacon And Egg Auction

3-21-13
WVDA Accepting 2013 ‘Women In Agriculture’ Nominations

3-19-13
NATIONAL AG DAY CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY MARCH 19
WVDA takes Agriculture to the Legislature March 20


3-18-13
West Virginia 2012 Steer and Heifer Prices

3-18-13
West Virginia 2012 Lamb And Sheep Prices

3-15-13
Department of Agriculture Calls for Extra Caution Regarding Equine Virus

3-15-13
Meeting Scheduled to Discuss American Agri-Women State Chapter

3-8-13
70th State FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Auction Set for March 11

3-7-13
Agriculture Department Announces 2013 Agritourism Marketing Winners

2-22-13
Goldcoast Salads Expands Recall on Listeria Concerns, According to WVDA

2-22-13
WVDA Warns of Widespread Pet Treat Recall

2-22-13
Specialty Pet Food Subject to Limited Recall, WVDA Announces

2-20-13
Better Process Control School Slated During 2013 Small Farm Conference

2-15-13
Ag Commissioner Walt Helmick Visits Belington Elementary to Present 2012 Bonnie Cabbage Contest Award

2-14-13
Applications Available for 2013 West Virginia Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

2-14-13
Agritourism Workshop Scheduled During 2013 Small Farm Conference

2-14-13
Safe Produce Handling Class to be Offered at Small Farm Conference

2-14-13
Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick Announces New Leadership Team

2-7-13
Wine Lovers Invited to Free Wine Tasting Event

2-6-13
WVDA Proposes Gypsy Moth Treatments for Spring 2013

1-29-13
Cattle Owners Alerted To Begin Tagging Animals
USDA Traceability Rules Go Into Effect In March


1-29-13
Growers Set Two New Produce Records In 2012

1-29-13
Nichole Greene Chosen to Reign Over State Fair during Annual Fairs and Festivals Convention

1-18-13
West Virginia Will Accept Six-Month Equine Health Certificates From Southern States

1-17-13
Seasonal Jobs Announced at State Department of Agriculture

1-11-13
Smoked Salmon Being Recalled In West Virginia, Neighboring States

1-11-13

West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline February 15, 2013

1-8-13
Queen of Queens to be Crowned at Fairs and Festivals Pageant January 12, 2013

 
   
 

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