News & Features

Virginia Farm Bureau News & Features is your place for news and information from around Virginia. From gardening tips and recipes to politics and events, stay up to date with what matters to Virginians.

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.



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.



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.



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.



Wythe County expo center to highlight area’s largest industry

Wythe County expo center to highlight area’s largest industry
Wythe County’s new 90,000-square-foot Appalachian Regional Exposition Center is expected to generate over $3 million for the area by its fifth year in operation.



Virginia orchid growers dig into a thriving market

Virginia orchid growers dig into a thriving market
Move over poinsettias, because orchids are now the top-selling potted flower in the U.S. That shift opens the door for Virginia nurseries and greenhouses to branch out in the $288 million orchid industry.



Va. farmers share concerns with representatives during Legislative Day

Va. farmers share concerns with representatives during Legislative Day
County Farm Bureau presidents and other Farm Bureau volunteer leaders crowded the halls of the Pocahontas Building Jan. 28 to meet with delegates and senators during the annual Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Day.



Farmers commended for keeping waterways clean, educating legislators

Farmers commended for keeping waterways clean, educating legislators
Virginia farmers received praise for their stewardship and political involvement Jan. 27 from a state official and a delegate whose district is urban and suburban.



Get Recognized

If your publication or radio or television station is delivering stellar coverage of agriculture on an ongoing basis, this is the award competition to enter. Learn More