August 18

Chickpeas becoming a hot crop for Virginia

FINALIST: SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARD; Feature Writing, Region 2

Mack Smith’s family has farmed fields near Natural Bridge, Va. for six generations. But Smith’s crops recently caught the eye of Sabra Dipping Company, one of the largest hummus producers in the U.S. Sabra and Smith are now partners in an experimental chickpea crop that could revolutionize Virginia’s agriculture industry.

Chickpeas becoming a hot crop for Virginia

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