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Teens’ decreased milk consumption puts them, dairy industry at risk

In recent years, consumption of dairy products among U.S. teens and preteens has decreased drastically. That not only creates a health risk foryouth, but also has affected demand for milk and other dairy products.

Va. farmers: Estate tax reform needed now

Time is running out for thousands of Virginia farm families worried about how they are going to pay estate taxes after Dec. 31.

Most consumers buy eggs from cage systems

A study of retail checkout scanner transactions indicates Americans are buying eggs from farms that use cage housing for their hens by a margin of 40 to one over eggs from cage-free systems.

Demonstration horse farm focuses on protecting water quality

A new demonstration horse farm in Prince William County is designed to show new farm owners and horse owners how to better protect their watersheds. "The Big Reveal" of the farm is set for June 11 at Oakwood Farm in Gainesville.

Consumers getting misinformation about animal agriculture

Incorrect information about animal agriculture is being disseminated to the public, and it’s time to get the right information out there.

Halifax family cares for pigs that feed 150,000 each year

On Page and Bobbie Wilkerson’s 1,200-sow farm, caring for the animals is a 24/7 job.

Farm Bureau rep tells Congress proposed bay legislation could force out agriculture

Representing the state’s largest agricultural organization in front of Congress on Dec. 9, Wilmer Stoneman testified how proposed federal Chesapeake Bay legislation would impose a huge burden on farmers.

Mandatory bay regulations could shut down Virginia farms

If new legislation is passed reauthorizing the Chesapeake Bay Program, some Virginia farmers might have to close up shop.

Va. couple wins national Farm Bureau honor

Scott and Mendy Sink of Blacksburg were named winners of this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award.

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