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Farmers Livestock Exchange Winchester, Va. – 540-667-1023 Aug. 19 HOGS: 20 200-250 lbs.: $70-89. LAMBS: HI CHOICE & PRIME: $110-117. CHOICE: $100-136. SLAUGHTER EWES: $40-65. KID GOATS: 5 – 20-40 lbs. – $130-170; 40-60 lbs. – $170-186; 60-80 lbs. – $137.50-200. LLAMAS: 3 SLAUGHTER CATTLE: COWS: 109 – Utility & Comm – $77.50-88; Canner & […]

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Farmers Livestock Exchange Winchester, Va. – 540-667-1023 Aug. 12 HOGS: 13 200-250 lbs.: $65-70.50. LAMBS: 62 HI CHOICE & PRIME: $110-115. CHOICE: $100-130. SLAUGHTER EWES: 19 – $30-80. KID GOATS: 70 – 20-40 lbs. – $100-135; 40-60 lbs. – $150-180; 60-80 lbs. – $140-170. SLAUGHTER CATTLE: STEERS: Choice 2-4 – $125-127. COWS: 75 – Utility […]

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Dear reader,  This, of course, is the season for a peach story since we’re in the heat of the peach harvest. However, I again find myself distracted by my old tractor business as the more modern and experimental systems enter the antique category. Picklin’ Peaches is an odd combination of a peach growing and wood […]

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ELKINS (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a judge to affirm its power to make poultry growers get water pollution permits for runoff from their operations — even though it’s withdrawn the requirement for a West Virginia farmer who sued. Hardy County farmer Lois Alt is challenging EPA’s authority to apply a Clean […]

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Gleaning volunteers transform farm waste into fresh bounty for food banks LANCASTER, Va. (AP) — It’s hot, it’s buggy and a bit confining amidst the corn rows on Ronnie Forrester’s Holyoke Farm. None of that is diminishing the sense of accomplishment young volunteer pickers are getting from their chance to help the hungry. “It feels […]

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Hot, wet weather cuts into W.Va. hay harvest

TEAYS VALLEY- Over the past month, the region’s weather conditions have oscillated between hot and wet and just plain hot. That erratic weather has taken a toll on the productivity of the region’s hay farmers this summer. Will Legg, 18, an employee of Valdeacourt Farms in Putnam County, said the less-than-favorable conditions have slowed down […]

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WHEELING (AP) — Move aside, Marcellus and Utica shales, and make way for a new player in the natural gas bonanza: the Devonian Shale. Earlier this month, Consol Energy became the third company to successfully extract natural gas from the Devonian, following Rex Energy Corp. and Range Resources Corp. The company’s drilling attempt took place […]

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CHARLES TOWN — The Charles Town Farmers Market now accepts SNAP/EBT payments for market produce. SNAP is the acronym for the USDA’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program which are now provided via specialized debit cards through a system known as Electronic Benefit Transfer. A wireless terminal at the Market Information tent will allow SNAP shoppers to […]

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Four States Livestock Sales Hagerstown, Md. – 301-733-8120 July 22 SLAUGHTER COWS $1-2 Higher BREAKERS Avg. dressing 71-76 BREAKERS H dressing 77-80 BONERS Avg. dressing 71-76 BONERS L dressing 65-70 LEAN Avg. dressing 64-69 THIN & LIGHT 60 Down FED STEERS No Beef Breeds L Ch Dairy X 114 Swiss 84.50 CALVES Holstein Bulls Returned […]

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Four States Livestock Sales Hagerstown, Md. – 301-733-8120 July 15 SLAUGHTER COWS $2-4 Lower BREAKERS Avg. Dressing $69-73 BONERS Avg. Dressing $69-74 LEAN Avg. Dressing $64-69 THIN & LIGHT $60-Down BULLS YG #2 1768 lbs. at $92.50 CALVES $15-25 Lower Holstein Bulls Returned to Farm #1 94-120 lbs. $105-119 #2 94-120 lbs. $85-105; 84-92 lbs. […]

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