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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.




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.



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.



Agricultural workers often hard to find

Finding good help seems to be a universal problem in the agriculture industry.



Owners standing up for property rights in eminent domain cases

Use of eminent domain to seize privately owned land has the potential to affect thousands of Virginians every day.



Kelo decision has spurred changes in 42 states

It’s been almost three years since a U.S. Supreme Court decision made people realize their American dreams literally could be snatched right out from under them. 



H-2A confusing but necessary for many producers

Many of Virginia’s agricultural producers could be out of business or forced to downsize if it weren’t for the federal H-2A program that allows foreign citizens to temporarily work on a U.S. farm.



‘We wanted three things. … We actually got all three’

Virginia farmers and their counterparts nationwide began signing up late last month for programs that under the new federal farm policy will deliver some certainty for the 2008 crop year.



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