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Farm Bureau files suit to stop ‘unrealistic’ EPA plan for bay

The American Farm Bureau Federation filed a lawsuit Jan. 10 in federal court to block the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new "nutrient diet" regulatory plan for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.



Southampton County couple wins national Farm Bureau honor

Chris and Jennie Simms of Sedley were named winners of this year's American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award.




Coalition: New study shows EPA nutrient diet needs 'timeout'

A new report that compares the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s computer model of Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts with conservation records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found numerous inconsistencies, calling into question the entire EPA "nutrient diet" proposal for the bay watershed.



Retail findings show Americans buying mostly cage-produced eggs

Something to ponder while doing the holiday baking: The United States is the fifth-greatest per capita consumer of eggs, at 246 eggs per person each year, according to the International Egg Commission.



Bay regs would cost average cattle farmer $30,000 to $40,000

If Congress pushes through proposed Chesapeake Bay legislation during its lame duck session, Virginia farmers could face billions of dollars in additional expenses.




Thanksgiving meal costs in Virginia see little increase in 2010

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $4.35 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.




Samuelson and others have encouraging words for farm youth

High school and middle school students with an interest in agriculture got some encouraging words recently from a nationally recognized farm news broadcaster and other professionals with ag ties.



Fall is the perfect time to plant a tree

 Fall is the perfect time to plant a tree
If you think spring is the only time to do major work in your yard, you just may be surprised. Fall is actually the perfect time to work on landscaping.



Extend healthy summer eating with fall broccoli

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables doesn’t have to end with the summer. Fall vegetables—like broccoli—are fresh and full of benefits.




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