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Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers

Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers
Experts say distracted driving is reaching epidemic levels. In Virginia last year, 208 of the 842 fatalities on Virginia roads were due to distracted driving.



Unique orchid farm blooms in Central Virginia

Unique orchid farm blooms in Central Virginia
A unique greenhouse on 18 acres in Powhatan County houses more than 13,000 orchids; 8,000 of which are in “orchid daycare.”



State’s largest farm group looking forward to working with new ag commissioner

State’s largest farm group looking forward to working with new ag commissioner
Dr. Jewel Bronaugh was named Virginia’s 16th commissioner of agriculture by Gov. Ralph S. Northam on April 9.



Help Smokey Bear prevent forest and farm fires

Help Smokey Bear prevent forest and farm fires
As Smokey Bear has told Americans since 1947, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Turns out, he’s right because fires are often preventable.



Winter wheat growers optimistic heading into harvest

Winter wheat growers optimistic heading into harvest
As some Virginia grain farmers wait for good spring weather to plant their crops, winter wheat growers are just a few weeks from harvesting theirs.



Derby Day at the Meadow celebrates Secretariat

Derby Day at the Meadow celebrates Secretariat
The first Derby Day at the Meadow promises much more than mint juleps.



Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition

Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition
Members of the Shenandoah County Farm Bureau have been sharing their love of agriculture with their neighbors by showing free movies. And the four-year tradition continues this April.



Pop the cork on Virginia Vineyard Month

Pop the cork on Virginia Vineyard Month
April marks a new wine grape growing season and Virginia Vineyard Month. It’s also a good time to toast one of the state’s fastest-growing agricultural industries.



Campbell County festival to highlight bluegrass and agriculture

Campbell County festival to highlight bluegrass and agriculture
The Bluegrass, Crops and Critters Festival will take place from 2-9 p.m. April 14 at Rustburg High School in Campbell County.



Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock

Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock
Farmers hauling livestock should not be subject to the same laws as truckers transporting boxes of toilet paper.



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