Department of Agriculture

As State Fair Starts, Swine Flu Precautions In Place

At the end of July, swine influenza was detected at the Jackson County Junior Fair. With the West Virginia State Fair starting Aug. 11, state officials are taking all precautions to stop the spread of the virus.

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Invasive Spotted Lanternflies Sighted In Eastern Panhandle

Sightings of spotted lanternflies have been reported in the Eastern Panhandle as the invasive species begin to mature this season. The Department of Agriculture reports sightings in four counties: Berkeley, Jefferson, Hampshire and Mineral.

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State Renegotiating Lease With Monroe County’s Sweet Springs Property

A historic springs resort in Monroe County is embroiled in a lease dispute, pitting a local investor against the state of West Virginia.

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