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Produce farmers can schedule free on-farm review to determine readiness for Produce Safety Rule

Produce farmers can schedule free on-farm review to determine readiness for Produce Safety Rule
Changes are coming in the way farmers grow, pack, hold and distribute ready-to-eat produce, and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering producers the opportunity for a free, on-farm readiness review.



Some rural businesses get help from VA FAIRS

Some rural businesses get help from VA FAIRS
Hundreds of farmers have been helped by the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainabilitysince it was formed in 2004. Its creation was spearheaded by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.



Public encouraged to comment on ‘dairy imitation’ labeling

Public encouraged to comment on ‘dairy imitation’ labeling
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for the public’s input on labeling non-dairy foods as milk.



Virginia cideries tap into demand for craft cider

Virginia cideries tap into demand for craft cider
Hard cider is the fastest-growing segment of the alcoholic beverage industry, which is good news for Virginia apple growers.



Facilitating farm successes, in Farm Bureau News

Facilitating farm successes, in <em>Farm Bureau News</em>
Virginia Farm Bureau’s most recent member magazine shares a couple of farm success stories facilitated by a Farm Bureau affiliate organization.



Mexican trade tariffs hurting Va. dairymen’s bottom line

Mexican trade tariffs hurting Va. dairymen’s bottom line
Every $1 of U.S. dairy products exported to Mexico generates $2.50 of economic activity in the U.S., according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.



New insurance service should help dairy farmers

New insurance service should help dairy farmers
Virginia’s dairy farmers are in a world of hurt, but a new Dairy Revenue Protection insurance policy will provide some measure of relief.



Registration closes soon for many State Fair competitions

Registration closes soon for many State Fair competitions
Individual registration closes at midnight on Sept. 7 for many competitions at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.



Fresh, local produce perfect for fall gatherings

Fresh, local produce perfect for fall gatherings
Summer may be coming to an end, but fresh, Virginia-grown produce is still available.



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