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Agricultural trade conference to feature trade ministers, Va. update

Agricultural trade conference to feature trade ministers, Va. update
Ministers from U.S. trade partners and representatives of domestic commodity organizations are among speakers at the 11th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. The event will be held March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.



VSU to offer farming workshops across commonwealth

VSU to offer farming workshops across commonwealth
Virginia State University and Virginia Cooperative Extension have scheduled workshops to help farmers and gardeners learn more about a variety of topics.



Cut flower growers’ conference set for March

Cut flower growers’ conference set for March
Five years ago, the U.S. Census of Agriculture estimated that the number of Virginia cut flower producers had jumped from 117 in 2007 to 227 in 2012.



Farmers urged to know their limits during safety week

Farmers urged to know their limits during safety week
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Agricultural Safety Awareness Program will be observed March 3-9.



New slow-moving vehicle video aims to save lives

New slow-moving vehicle video aims to save lives
A new video funded by a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles highway safety grant was created to help reduce traffic deaths involving slow-moving vehicles.



The Meadow Event Park to host Secretariat Birthday Celebration

The Meadow Event Park to host Secretariat Birthday Celebration
The Meadow Event Park, historic Caroline County birthplace of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, will present its annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration on March 30. The festivities will include a 50th-birthday tribute to stablemate Riva Ridge. The 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner was known as the “horse that saved Meadow Farm.”



Cellphone use up 57 percent among Va. drivers

Cellphone use up 57 percent among Va. drivers
Phones can be more than a major distraction on the roadways when people die from using them.



2018 Farm Bill provides important safety net for farmers

2018 Farm Bill provides important safety net for farmers
In an uncertain business, the 2018 Farm Bill brings America’s farmers and ranchers five years of certainty by providing improved risk management tools and crop insurance.



Farm Bureau: Extension ‘a necessity’; funding needed

Farm Bureau: Extension ‘a necessity’; funding needed
 “What do you do for a living?” can be a complicated question for a Virginia Cooperative Extension agent to answer succinctly.



Fresh herbs resurge under Virginia greenhouses

Fresh herbs resurge under Virginia greenhouses
Greenhouse herb operations are popular in Virginia, and there seems to be a resurgence in the popularity of locally grown herbs.



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