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Maps of Central Virginia

by Staff on November 18, 2012

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is a resource that we often cite for information about Central Virginia land use,  farm programs and general land stewardship instruction.  PEC has offered their wonderful collection of maps on the Flickr site, and HERE’S a link where you can go directly to those maps.

The maps at that site include county maps from at least 9 different Virginia counties, as well as maps of protected lands in VA, water maps, Virginia House and Senate districts, and land conservation maps.  You might want to bookmark this one.  We did!

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US Farm Income Projections 2012
It has been an interesting year for many farm producers across the United States. Interesting is probably not the correct word, more like unfortunate. With the drought in the midwest and the persistent frosts and freezes in the northern states, those regions will experience some farm losses this year. The impact of the mid-western drought will impact feed costs for most livestock and dairy operations throughout the U.S. This report states that dairy farmers will see a decrease of over 50% of their farm income from 2011. Mother Nature, at times, can be pretty tough on farmers.

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Charlottesville Area Stream Quality

by Gayle April 5, 2012

Quite often when showing acreage around central Virginia I am asked about the quality of the local streams.  Streams free from pollutants is important to everyone and if not, should be.  Whether you want a stream for recreational activities, fishing or to provide fresh water to your animals, clean water cannot be taken for granted.  Growing [...]