Bob Threewitts cuts hay on his Keezletown-area farm on a recent afternoon. The USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture shows in the past 10 years that the value of farm production in Rockingham County increased by 47 percent even while the number of farms and acreage dropped. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
The USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture shows in the past 10 years that the amount of farmland in Virginia fell by 300,000 acres from 2002 to 2012.
Susan Threewitts plays with Zoe, her new border collie puppy, as she waits for her husband, Bob, to finish cutting some hay on their Keezletown farm before heading to the store on a recent afternoon.