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Bill allows farmers to tap into industrial hemp market

Bill allows farmers to tap into industrial hemp market
The American Farm Bureau Federation is backing a measure that would allow U.S farmers to tap into the hemp market—a potentially sizeable market for ingredients derived from industrial hemp.



Farmer teaches about agriculture, one chick at a time

Farmer teaches about agriculture, one chick at a time
Farmer Chris Allen has hatched a plan to teach county students about chickens.



Your membership helps school gardens grow!

Your membership helps school gardens grow!
School gardens can provide a treasure trove of learning experiences for children, and there are several ways your membership is making them possible.



Environment-friendly projects may be eligible for assistance

Environment-friendly projects may be eligible for assistance
Virginia’s soil and water conservation districts historically have helped farmers implement conservation practices, but now they are helping homeowners as well.



Wartime gardens helped cultivate food victories; home gardens are still popular today

Wartime gardens helped cultivate food victories; home gardens are still popular today
While U.S. troops fought World Wars I and II overseas, Americans planted “victory gardens” at home to contribute to the war effort.



Secretariat exhibit now running at main street station

Secretariat exhibit now running at main street station
Just in time for the May 5 Kentucky Derby, The Meadow Event Park has installed an exhibit called “Salute to Secretariat—Virginia’s Triple Crown Legend” in the Main Street Station gallery.



State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers

State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers
As state legislators worked to reel in a viable state budget, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry received industry updates from aquaculture professionals.



Organizations unite to stem tide of urban sprawl

Organizations unite to stem tide of urban sprawl
As urban sprawl expands westward into Loudoun County’s farm fields and pastureland, farmers and other organizations are working to stem the tide.



Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets

Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets
The Virginia Department of Education has received a grant to further develop the Virginia Farm to School Program to increase the number of farmers providing food for school lunches.



Farmers’ share of food dollar reaches historic low

Farmers’ share of food dollar reaches historic low
The American farmer’s share of the food dollar has reached historic lows.



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