Archives: agriculture

Josiah Lockhart commands an Ark of Taste

Lockhart Family Farm’s Josiah Lockhart is bringing heritage and rare-breed meat to chefs and consumers and planning a distribution network to do so more efficiently. He will represent Slow Food RVA at the inaugural Slow Meat symposium in Denver.

Virginia Wine: No farms, no booze

A bottle of wine is not just a beverage but a story—a drinkable distillation of time and place, dramatically shaped by the conditions in which it was produced.

Beekeepers buzzing about new grant program

New legislation signed by Bob McDonnell will provide beekeepers up to $2,400 for new beehives. New initiatives will recognize the work of roughly 3,000 beekeepers in Virginia, and help stimulate further bee productions to help state agriculture.

Earning over $2 billion last year, VA is a major international export player

While Virginia is tapped to host cyclists and media from all over the world in 2015 for the UCI Road World Championship, that doesn’t mean the Commonwealth isn’t already a major player in foreign markets. Last year saw the most revenue from foreign exports with over $2 billion hauled in, and more is planned for this year.