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Farm Bureau on industrial hemp: ‘Comeback crop’ will benefit farmers

Farm Bureau on industrial hemp: ‘Comeback crop’ will benefit farmers
An expert panel outlined the politics, agronomics and economics of industrial hemp Jan. 13 at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual convention. Federally outlawed for more than 50 years, industrial hemp is making a comeback.



Demand for local foods is hot even in chilly weather

Demand for local foods is hot even in chilly weather
It’s relatively easy for a restaurant to feature local fresh produce in the summertime, when area farmers have plenty. It’s more challenging in the winter.



Farm-to-school meals benefit farmers, schools

Farm-to-school meals benefit farmers, schools
Virginia farmers are interested in selling foods to schools, and those schools are interested in buying from them. That’s the takeaway from the 2018 Virginia Farm to School Survey.



Farm Bureau gives agricultural trade outlook for 2019

Farm Bureau gives agricultural trade outlook for 2019
Relations between the U.S. and some of its trading partners have left farmers and others keeping a closer eye on the global marketplace over the past year.



Southwest Virginia farmers sweet on maple syrup production

Southwest Virginia farmers sweet on maple syrup production
Maple syrup is being made all over Virginia, and it’s offering a new niche market for farmers.



Conference on agricultural trade to be held March 5

Conference on agricultural trade to be held March 5
Registration is open for the 11th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade, which will be held March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.



Education farm offers land for beginning farmers

Education farm offers land for beginning farmers
Interested in becoming a farmer but find yourself lacking land or experience? The Fauquier Education Farm is recruiting up to three candidates this winter to run their own small-scale farm plots there.



AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate

AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom wants children to discover how farmers provide healthy meals for them.



Virginia farmers will mark American Farm Bureau centennial; Trump to attend

Virginia farmers will mark American Farm Bureau centennial; Trump to attend
Virginia farmers will help mark a milestone this month when they attend the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



2018 wet weather continues to impact farm fields

2018 wet weather continues to impact farm fields
It may be a new year, but Virginia farmers are still feeling the effects of last year’s wet weather.



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