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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.



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.



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.



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.



Fast-start Breakfast Sandwich

Fast-start  Breakfast Sandwich
For those who are in a rush in the morning, try making a breakfast sandwich to go. An egg in the morning will give you some extra protein that will help keep away those hunger pangs until lunchtime.



Pirogi

Pirogi
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Pinchos de Pollo

Pinchos de Pollo
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



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.



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