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Preventive care results in fewer illnesses

Preventive care results in fewer illnesses
Preventive care consists of measures taken to prevent illnesses rather than cure them or treat their symptoms. Most health insurance plans include coverage of preventive care, which benefits both the consumer and health insurance companies through early detection and reduced health care spending.



Extended trade talks leave soybeans in storage, growers in limbo

Extended trade talks leave soybeans in storage, growers in limbo
Virginia soybean growers already expect the 2018-2019 marketing season to be a bust. And as trade talks between China and the U.S. extend into spring, they’re worried that next year’s exports sales will slump as well.



Wet weather proved a mixed blessing for 2018 field crops

Wet weather proved a mixed blessing for 2018 field crops
2018 was the wettest year on record for dozens of Virginia communities, especially in rural areas. And corn, peanut, soybean and tobacco crops all were affected by the extra moisture.



Farm to School Conference highlights local foods in schools

Farm to School Conference highlights local foods in schools
School nutritionists, farmers and others interested in increasing local foods in schools will gather March 14 for the Virginia Farm to School Conference.



Farm bill’s dairy components intended to help stabilize farms

Farm bill’s dairy components intended to help stabilize farms
As lawmakers began crafting the 2018 Farm Bill, the nation’s dairy farmers let them know they needed protections that amount to more than a drop in the bucket.



U.S. farmers to mark National Ag Week in mid-March

U.S. farmers to mark National Ag Week in mid-March
U.S. agriculture will be celebrated during National Ag Week, March 10-16, with particular emphasis on National Ag Day, March 14.



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.”



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.



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.



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