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Conservation initiatives will continue with new farm bill

Conservation initiatives will continue with new farm bill
Farm bills provide crop insurance and nutritional assistance, but they also play a vital role in helping farmers conserve natural resources.



Virginia Ag Expo highlights precision agriculture

Virginia Ag Expo highlights precision agriculture
The theme of this year’s Virginia Ag Expo on Aug. 2 is “Utilizing Precision Agriculture to Manage Challenges.”



Virginia melon season is ripe and ready

Virginia melon season is ripe and ready
Melon harvest is underway in Virginia, and growers are reporting a quality, sweet crop this year.



Consumers, farmers stand to benefit from 2018 Farm Bill

Consumers, farmers stand to benefit from 2018 Farm Bill
Progress on the upcoming farm bill is critical to both farmers and food assistance program participants.



Media: Now is the time to shine! Submit your entry for VFBF’s Journalism Awards!

Media: Now is the time to shine! Submit your entry for VFBF’s Journalism Awards!
The 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Journalism Awards program is accepting entries through Sept. 3.



Some bike helmets protect heads better than others

Some bike helmets protect heads better than others
Bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injuries in cycling, but consumers have had little purchasing information until now.



The competition’s heating up: Prepare State Fair entries now

The competition’s heating up: Prepare State Fair entries now
Competition guidelines for more than 1,200 categories in which the public can enter are now posted on the State Fair of Virginia’s website.



2018 Farm Bill advances with Senate vote

2018 Farm Bill advances with Senate vote
The newest federal farm bill is closer to becoming reality following a bipartisan vote on June 28 that approved the Senate version.



Prepare your home for thunderstorms and lightning

Prepare your home for thunderstorms and lightning
Hurricanes often make more headlines during the summer and fall, but the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center cautions homeowners not to underestimate the destructive force of thunderstorms.



Grain prices reflect stockpiled commodity

Grain prices reflect stockpiled commodity
National grain supplies are stockpiled, which means lower profits for Virginia grain producers.



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