West Virginia

After Vegas, couple finds ‘Farmer Joe’ to say we’re okay

· October 10, 2017

The power of our agricultural community on social media showed in the days following the Las Vegas mass shooting. After receiving free tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Festival from a Central Valley California farmer they met in a casino, a West Virginia couple wanted the man to know they made it out okay. Kimberly […]

West Virginia passes commercial hemp bill

· March 29, 2017

Licensed farmers can now grow hemp commercially in West Virginia after the House unanimously passed HB2453 Tuesday. Delegate Jeff Eldridge (D-Alum Creek) and Delegate Jim Butler (R-Henderson) introduced the bill on Feb. 15.  Under the new law, any person with a license can plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell, and buy industrial hemp. To obtain […]

All USDA offices now open

· September 1, 2016

The Hamden, Connecticut, and Leetown, West Virginia USDA offices are now back in business. The USDA announced Thursday that all of the six offices are now open after being closed due to an unspecified email threat on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said the final two offices will reopen with […]

USDA reopens four offices after threat

· August 31, 2016

Employees will be returning to work today at four of the USDA facilities that were closed Tuesday due to unspecified email threats. According to The Associated Press, USDA spokesman Matt Herrick said offices in Fort Collins, Colorado; Beltsville, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Kearneysville, West Virginia, are reopening with additional security enhancements. The USDA facilities in Hamden, Connecticut, […]

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