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Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:56pm

Small poultry and rabbit farmers throughout the state may have the opportunity to expand next year thanks to a rule change proposed this summer by the WV Department of Agriculture. Currently farmers are limited to slaughtering and processing just 1,000 poultry per year on their farms without bird-by-bird inspection. If a farmer wants to sell more than 1,000 birds in a calendar year he or she must use a commercial processor.  However, the state has no commercial processor serving small farmers.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 1:55pm

The Central Appalachia Development Organization has received a grant from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.

 

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 8:23am

Thirty years isn't a very long time for a state that just turned 150, but it could be long enough to diversify West Virginia's economy.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 8:24am

A pair of regional policy workshops were held in southern and north central WV last week to discuss a series of issues relating to poverty in communities and how citizens can impact the way the State addresses poverty through policy.

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 7:41am

Editor's Note: The following article is part of the West Virginia Press Association's series on the "Our Children, Our Future" Coalition. Journalist George Hohmann is following the coalition's efforts, providing reports from its organizational meetings this month through its attempts to have impactful legislation passed during the 2014 session of the West Virginia Legislature.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 1:40pm

BECKLEY — From drug abuse to teen pregnancy to affordable housing, the challenges facing West Virginia communities are real. But the good news is that the talent to overcome such problems rests in those communities already, say organizers of Wednesday’s West Virginia Regional Policy Workshop in Beckley.