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Rainy winter turns to soggy spring on state’s farms

Rainy winter turns to soggy spring on state’s farms
It’s no secret it’s been a wet winter in Virginia. As of Feb. 25, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop progress report estimated 82 percent of the state’s topsoil had surplus moisture.



Controlled environment agriculture on the rise

Controlled environment agriculture on the rise
Growing food indoors has been trending for several years, and some farmers are weighing the benefits of moving production indoors.



Rapidly evolving industry attracts Virginia farmers to hemp summit

Rapidly evolving industry attracts Virginia farmers to hemp summit
The second Industrial Hemp Summit took place Feb. 25 and 26, on the heels of the 2018 Farm Bill’s passage in December. That legislation lifted restrictions on growing hemp in the U.S.



Trade conference highlights winter of discontent, hope for spring

Trade conference highlights winter of discontent, hope for spring
Speakers’ remarks evoked a mix of hope and frustration at the 11th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. The event was held March 5 in Richmond and drew more than 300 participants, including representatives from 15 foreign embassies.



Fifth Virginia Agritourism Conference to be held in Roanoke

Fifth Virginia Agritourism Conference to be held in Roanoke
The 2019 Virginia Agritourism Conference on April 3 and 4 will provide agritourism entrepreneurs with resources and ideas.



Dietitian: Don’t fall for diet disasters

Dietitian: Don’t fall for diet disasters
Not much time has passed since everyone made those new year’s resolutions to eat better, or eat less. National Nutrition Month is an opportunity to reassess.



Consumers urged to drink milk, not ‘milk’ juice

Consumers urged to drink milk, not ‘milk’ juice

Soy, almond and coconut beverages are labeled as “milk,” but they are not. Find out why those labels are being studied.




Farm Bureau members can attend free Medicare seminars

Farm Bureau members can attend free Medicare seminars
Medicare is complicated, but Virginia Farm Bureau makes it easier to understand this important healthcare coverage with free educational seminars around the state.



Farm Bureau to help honor ag entrepreneur in Va. Women’s Monument

Farm Bureau to help honor ag entrepreneur in Va. Women’s Monument
The state’s largest agricultural organization has made a significant donation to honor an ag entrepreneur in the Virginia Women’s Monument.



Farmers ask for flexible livestock hauling regulations

Farmers ask for flexible livestock hauling regulations
Virginia farmers are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider the unique circumstances of transporting live animals over long distances, and amend regulations for farmers and other drivers hauling livestock.



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