Random huntin' and peckin' in the grist of the Shenandoah Valley.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Good news from the farm
In these bad economic times, a little good news from Virginia farms is in order. The Commonwealth's farm exports jumped 27% in 2008 and topped $2.2 billion. All sorts of commodities - soybeans, tobacco, wheat, corn, meat, and poultry products - are part of the increase. Products were shipped to a variety of nations ranging from Switzerland to Vietnam. Rockingham and Augusta counties are the two largest agricultural producers so this good news hits close to home. Also credited is the role of Virginia's port of Hampton Roads. More.
Below is my first post on Coarse Cracked Corn. It remains a good description of what's happening. I look forward to your comments, but really don't give a cluck if you agree, disagree, or want to chop the chicken's head off. Most of this pecking around is just me crowing.
Coarse cracked corn is chicken feed - 8% protein, 2.50% fat, and 2.75% fiber. Good stuff made at mills right here in the Shenandoah Valley around 1900. Coarse Cracked Corn, the blog, will be a little like that - pecking around at history, news, and current events in the region. A little grain in, lots of manure out, eggs for breakfast, and a chicken in every pot.
I have no idea where this blog will go or how fast it will get there. Time will tell.