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Fried Cabbage

Fried Cabbage
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.



Combating distracted driving with technology

Combating distracted driving with technology
Crash avoidance technology could be the most promising avenue for reducing crash risks related to distractions of any type, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.



Farmers welcome extension of Farm Service Agency re-opening

Farmers welcome extension of Farm Service Agency re-opening
Although the federal government remains shut down, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will re-open all Farm Service Agency offices to assist farmers.



Legislators will see ‘Farmers in Action’ at Jan. 28 Farm Bureau event

Legislators will see ‘Farmers in Action’ at Jan. 28 Farm Bureau event
State legislators will learn more about issues important to the commonwealth’s farmers Jan. 28 during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day.



Fruity French Toast

Fruity French Toast
Try this delicious recipe for Fruity French Toast to start off your day and help you meet your daily requirements.



Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days

Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days
January is Virginia’s coldest month, but it’s also National Soup Month and a fitting time to make some healthy, hearty, hot soups.



Be frugal when buying new plants— split them into more plants

Be frugal when buying new plants— split them into more plants
No matter what you’re buying, every penny counts. And dividing newly purchased daylilies, hostas, tall bearded irises and ferns can save you $50 or more.



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.



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 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.



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