Virginia Agriculture


When it comes to apple production, Virginia ranks sixth in the nation – well behind Washington State which supplies 2/3rds of this country’s apples. It’s worth noting, however, that farmers here offer a huge variety, and our cider industry is growing.

Virginia’s beer industry is booming. Some brewers wonder, though, if the state is doing enough to nurture homegrown brewers and the local farmers who want to supply them the grain. 

Miranda Bennett

The economic impact of agriculture is growing and it remains the largest private industry in the state. The Shenandoah Valley is still lush with fields of wheat. Almost none of that wheat is destined for the bread or cereal on your table, though. Some local farmers and bakers are working to change that.

Virginia Agriculture Jumps By 30% in Four Years

Jul 18, 2017
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Virginia’s largest industry is agriculture, and it’s only getting larger. That’s according to new numbers released Tuesday. Mallory Noe-Payne was at the capitol for the announcement and filed this report.