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The Management Calendar

Farm Business Management Update, June/July 2006

By Gordon Groover, (, Extension Economist, Farm Management, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

So far this spring folks in the New River Valley have experienced a wide range of weather and temperatures.  Much of Virginia is considered to be experiencing a moderate drought (-2.0 to -2.9 Palmer Index); however, NOAA predicts improvement over the season. 

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