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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.



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.



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.



Hurricane further dampened some harvest efforts, events

Hurricane further dampened some harvest efforts, events
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, the Northern Neck Farm Museum posted Oct. 14 on Facebook that the wind and rain “have blown down our corn maze and washed away our pumpkin patch.”



Save even more on your next Ford or Lincoln!

Save even more on your next Ford or Lincoln!

Vehicle-shopping Farm Bureau members are eligible for more than $500 in bonus cash for eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles.




Virginia growers put chestnuts back on the map

Virginia growers put chestnuts back on the map
The chestnut blight wiped out the American Chestnut in the early 1900s, but a handful of farms in the commonwealth have found a way to maintain blight-resistant orchards. Marketing collectively as Virginia Chestnuts LLC, they are harvesting thousands of pounds of fresh chestnuts each year.



Port is major player in moving farm and forestry products into the world

Port is major player in moving farm and forestry products into the world

The Port of Virginia helps move billions of dollars worth of agriculture and forestry products around the globe each year.




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