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Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants

Teachers, organizations can apply for AITC grants
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program is offering more than $30,000 to help educators and related groups integrate agriculture into classroom curriculums.



Virginians urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings

Virginians urged to report spotted lanternfly sightings
An invasive insect that damages farm crops, stinks of vinegar and creates a black, sticky mess on homeowners’ trees has been found in Virginia.



Farm Bureau supports students’ goals with scholarships

Farm Bureau supports students’ goals with scholarships
County Farm Bureaus in Virginia invested in their communities’ future by offering more than $153,000 in scholarship funds in 2017.



A tale of two flower farmers

A tale of two flower farmers

Virginia cut flower farms grew from 117 in 2007 to 227 in 2012. Read about two flower farmers and how their businesses are blooming.




How to pick the perfect watermelon

How to pick the perfect watermelon

Whether it’s from the field, a farmers’ market or a grocery store, learn how to pick a perfect watermelon!




Summer is for savoring, in Cultivate

Summer is for savoring, in <i>Cultivate</i>
This members-only magazine is published with your senses in mind!



New videos give snapshot of ever-changing grain markets

New videos give snapshot of ever-changing grain markets
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Commodity Marketing Department has launched a new tool to assist farmers with frequent decisions they must make about grain market pricing.



Loudoun board takes steps to consider partial funding of conservation easements

Loudoun board takes steps to consider partial funding of conservation easements
Preserving Loudoun County’s rural areas is at the heart of a recent move by county supervisors.



Virginia is losing dairy farms at an alarming rate

Virginia is losing dairy farms at an alarming rate
The state’s dairy farms are leaving the industry at an alarming rate.



Trump offers agriculture assistance package as temporary relief for farmers

Trump offers agriculture assistance package as temporary relief for farmers
A recently announced agricultural assistance package to help farmers caught in the crossfire of a tariff war is a welcome relief.



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