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‘Buy cow milk, not nut juices’ to help dairy farmers

‘Buy cow milk, not nut juices’ to help dairy farmers
Consumers can help bolster Virginia’s declining dairy industry by purchasing local milk and milk products.



Number of households facing hunger decreases

Number of households facing hunger decreases
The number of people facing hunger in the U.S. has been steadily declining, and a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed a significant drop last year. 



Help teachers by donating ag education supplies

Help teachers by donating ag education supplies
Anyone with an interest in education can donate agriculture-related resources to a nearby teacher through Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Adopt-a-Teacher program.



Ginseng harvesters urged to heed regulations

Ginseng harvesters urged to heed regulations
Those illegally harvesting ginseng face stiff fines and even possible jail time.



New State Fair exhibit will honor Secretariat owner

New State Fair exhibit will honor Secretariat owner
A new exhibit paying tribute to Penny Chenery, owner of Triple Crown champion Secretariat, will debut at the State Fair of Virginia. The exhibit, which will honor her legacy at the birthplace of Secretariat, will serve as the highlight of the Meadow Hall tours during the fair.



Farmers to begin receiving relief from trade war

Farmers to begin receiving relief from trade war
Farmers soon will receive some temporary relief from the financial effects of the recent trade war.



Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant

Va. Agriculture in the Classroom receives national grant
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom is one of six programs that recently received a grant from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization.



Motorists and pedestrians urged to see and be seen

Motorists and pedestrians urged to see and be seen
It’s important to always share the road—especially with pedestrians and bicyclists who have less protection from vehicles.



Group seeks common ground for future growth of aquaculture industry

Group seeks common ground for future growth of aquaculture industry
An Aquaculture Work Group has been formed to develop ways to promote sustainable growth of Virginia’s clam and oyster aquaculture industries.



Horse farm owners invited to enroll in conservation short course

Horse farm owners invited to enroll in conservation short course
Virginia horse farm owners have an opportunity to take part in a one-day course on conservation practices that can benefit their farming operations and local water quality.



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