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Farmers ask for flexible livestock hauling regulations

Farmers ask for flexible livestock hauling regulations
Virginia farmers are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider the unique circumstances of transporting live animals over long distances, and amend regulations for farmers and other drivers hauling livestock.



Farm Bureau to help honor ag entrepreneur in Va. Women’s Monument

Farm Bureau to help honor ag entrepreneur in Va. Women’s Monument
The state’s largest agricultural organization has made a significant donation to honor an ag entrepreneur in the Virginia Women’s Monument.



Consumers urged to drink milk, not ‘milk’ juice

Consumers urged to drink milk, not ‘milk’ juice

Soy, almond and coconut beverages are labeled as “milk,” but they are not. Find out why those labels are being studied.




Fast-start Breakfast Sandwich

Fast-start  Breakfast Sandwich
For those who are in a rush in the morning, try making a breakfast sandwich to go. An egg in the morning will give you some extra protein that will help keep away those hunger pangs until lunchtime.



Pirogi

Pirogi
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Pinchos de Pollo

Pinchos de Pollo
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Farm Bureau members can attend free Medicare seminars

Farm Bureau members can attend free Medicare seminars
Medicare is complicated, but Virginia Farm Bureau makes it easier to understand this important healthcare coverage with free educational seminars around the state.



Preventive care results in fewer illnesses

Preventive care results in fewer illnesses
Preventive care consists of measures taken to prevent illnesses rather than cure them or treat their symptoms. Most health insurance plans include coverage of preventive care, which benefits both the consumer and health insurance companies through early detection and reduced health care spending.



Comfort cuisine cuts through the cold

Comfort cuisine cuts through the cold
Whatever your protein preference, there’s a stew for every taste. These recipes provide bowlfuls of nourishing goodness.



On Real Virginia: Farmers, schools serve up local foods

On Real Virginia: Farmers, schools serve up local foods
This month on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program, you can see how locally sourced foods served in schools benefit whole communities. The show also features Southwest Virginia farmers who are cooking up a new opportunity in the form of maple syrup.



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