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Award-winning author to speak at Farm Bureau convention

Award-winning author to speak at Farm Bureau convention
Best-selling author Michele Payn will share excerpts from her latest book, Food Truths from Farm to Table, on Nov. 27 during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs.



Farm groups step up support of new farm bill

Farm groups step up support of new farm bill
The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined 15 other agriculture organizations urging House and Senate agriculture leaders to complete the federal farm bill by the end of the year.



Farm Bureau gearing up to drive agriculture forward at convention

Farm Bureau gearing up to drive agriculture forward at convention
A wide variety of speakers at this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention will be steering the event’s Driving Agriculture Forward theme.



Make sure your home is winter weather-ready

Make sure your home is winter weather-ready
Winter is coming: Prepare your home now for potential inclement weather and freezing temperatures.



When consumers dine out more, farmers see less of their food dollars

When consumers dine out more, farmers see less of their food dollars
Americans are spending more on food, and they’re dining out more. One consequence of that, other than leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch, is that farmers are seeing less of each consumer food dollar.



Buy and burn local firewood

Buy and burn local firewood
When stocking up on firewood this season, forestry officials have a hot tip. Buy local and burn local when it comes to fueling your campfire, fireplace or wood-burning stove, and you will be doing your part to curb the spread of invasive insects and disease. 



Products move from ports to points worldwide, in Farm Bureau News

Products move from ports to points worldwide, in <em>Farm Bureau News</em>
Virginia’s port system affords the state’s farm and forestry producers ready access to the global marketplace, and we share a look at that system in the November issue of Virginia Farm Bureau News.



Get enough rest before you get on the road

Get enough rest before you get on the road
While electronic devices pose a growing distraction among drivers, a more traditional distraction—drowsiness—still poses a real danger on the road.



New insurance product to provide some relief to dairy farmers

New insurance product to provide some relief to dairy farmers
A new insurance product created to provide some relief to dairy farmers is on sale now.



Rainy weather leads to wide range of crop conditions

Rainy weather leads to wide range of crop conditions
Another rainy weekend at the end of October put some soybean producers even further behind in harvesting their crops. And while the rain from two tropical storm systems prevented drought problems, it’s been far too wet for many grain producers.



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