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Young Farmers to compete for national honors, prizes at AFBF event

Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



New trade agreement to help Virginia farmers

New trade agreement to help Virginia farmers
On Nov. 30 the revision of a 24-year-old pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, or USMCA, was agreed upon by the three countries.



Freshen up your home for the holidays

Freshen up your home for the holidays
Whether it’s a fresh wreath or swag adorning your door, doorways or hallways—these greens can add to your enjoyment of the holiday season.



Deck the halls, but beware of boxwood blight

Deck the halls, but beware of boxwood blight
Boxwood blight, which has been found in about 30 Virginia counties, can deliver a dose of dieback to an unwitting landscape.



Rockingham County farmer Matt Lohr named NRCS chief

Rockingham County farmer Matt Lohr named NRCS chief
Rockingham County farmer Matt Lohr has been appointed to serve as chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.



Virginia Young Farmers to compete nationally in January

Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



Accomack County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board

Accomack County farmer re-elected to Farm Bureau board
Accomack County vegetable and grain producer David L. Hickman of Horntown was elected Nov. 29 to an eighth three-year term on the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.



Eggnog: Season’s sipping—safely!

Eggnog: Season’s sipping—safely!
While commercially made eggnog is stocked in stores as early as mid-October, some families still prefer to celebrate the season with a homemade version.



Forests have huge impact on Virginia agriculture

Forests have huge impact on Virginia agriculture
Virginia forests provided $21 billion to the state’s economy in 2017. More than 62 percent of the commonwealth qualifies as forestland, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.



Get a look at Virginia-made holiday goodies, on Real Virginia

Get a look at Virginia-made holiday goodies, on <em>Real Virginia</em>
This month Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program, will share lots of Virginia-produced foods and beverages for seasonal celebrations. They include Virginia mead and many goodies marketed through the state’s Virginia’s Finest program.



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