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New Publications from AAEC and Extension

Hard Cider? – Assessing the Economic Feasibility of Growing Specialized Apple Cultivars for Sale to Commercial Hard Cider Producers, authored by  Jarrad Farris, Research Assistant, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Greg Peck, Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Alson H. Smith Jr. AREC  and Gordon Groover, Extension Economist, Agricultural and Applied Economics, all of Virginia Tech. This publication describes a set of associated budget spreadsheets that utilize a systematic means to assess the feasibility of growing specialty apple cultivars for sale to commercial hard cider producers. This publication supports two spreadsheet decision aids for growers to individualize for their own situation. This publication and spreadsheets can be found at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/AREC/AREC-46/AREC-46.html. Continue reading

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Manual of the State Land Evaluation Advisory Council

Published by the State Land Evaluation Advisory Council

In 1971, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law permitting localities to adopt a program of special assessments for agricultural, horticultural, forest and open space lands (Sections 58.1-3229 through 58.1-3244 of the Code of Virginia). While the purpose language originally outlined in Section 58.1-3229 has since been removed, as established at that time, the purpose of the program was stated as the following: Continue reading

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