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Minding meat temperature is key to safe grilling

Minding meat temperature is key to safe grilling
Summer holidays, and most other days, are great times to cook and enjoy Virginia-grown foods outdoors—safely, with attention to meat temperatures, while grilling.



Teacher’s garden nurtures knowledge, on Real Virginia

Teacher’s garden nurtures knowledge, on <i>Real Virginia</i>
A carefully planned garden can yield much more than delicious produce.



Summer expo open to young adults interested in farming

Summer expo open to young adults interested in farming
The anual Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers Summer Expo gives young adults an opportunity to learn more about agriculture and network with other young farm supporters.



Virginia farmers’ markets in full swing

Virginia farmers’ markets in full swing
It’s that time of year again! Time for the freshest produce available locally to hit farmers’ markets in your area. 



It’s never too early to start preparing for hurricanes

It’s never too early to start preparing for hurricanes
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017 were stark reminders of Mother Nature’s destructive force and the need for preventive action before a storm strikes.



Everyone can benefit from soil and water conservation districts

Everyone can benefit from soil and water conservation districts
The state’s 47 soil and water conservation districts will use $7.2 million this fiscal year to help Virginians implement conservation practices.



‘No Taste for Waste’ campaign helps reduce food waste

‘No Taste for Waste’ campaign helps reduce food waste
The United States enjoys a bountiful food supply thanks to the hard work of its farmers and ranchers. Sometimes, it’s easy to take this abundance for granted and consumers become unintentionally wasteful.



Keep hope alive: farmers optimistic about farm bill

Keep hope alive: farmers optimistic about farm bill
Farmers are disappointed in the House’s defeat of the 2018 Farm Bill, but are optimistic that there will be a farm bill before the end of the year.



Heavy rains a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers

Heavy rains a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers
Frequent, heavy storms between May 14 and May 20 delayed fieldwork on Virginia farms and had some impact on recently planted corn and soybeans and nearly mature small grains.



Monticello’s agrarian roots still growing today

Monticello’s agrarian roots still growing today
Monticello—lush lawns, stately columns and abundant agriculture. That’s right, former President Thomas Jefferson’s home was once an agrarian mecca and continues that tradition today.



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