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State seeks record fruits and vegetables

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Department of Agriculture invites West Virginians to grow a state-record fruit or vegetable and tell the department about it."It's been an excellent growing season so far, so I encourage everyone to see what they can do in the garden," Agriculture Commissioner said Walt Helmick said in a news release Wednesday.The department has kept records on the state's largest fruits and vegetables since 1996. Records are published online at, under the Marketing tab.The contest is open to any fruit or vegetable grown in West Virginia during 2013. Entrants should send photos and evidence of the size/weight of their prize plants to the WVDA, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.
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