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On Real Virginia: Food banks receiving steady flow of fresh milk

On <em>Real Virginia</em>: Food banks receiving steady flow of fresh milk

Learn how the state’s agricultural community is making sure food banks have plenty of milk for those in need.




Hanover insurance agent succeeds using the Golden Rule

Hanover insurance agent succeeds using the Golden Rule

Last year’s Ralph Stokes Award winner, Chris Adams of Hanover County, was recognized by his peers for the characteristics the organization’s highest honor celebrates.




Va. Young Farmers win national awards at AFBF centennial convention

Virginia Young Farmers once again garnered national recognition as they competed at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s centennial convention Jan. 11-16.



Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program

Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program
John and Lydia Shepherd of Nottoway County were awarded third place in the 2019 American  Farm Bureau FederationYoung Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award program. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16  in New Orleans.



Lee County Extension agent named first runner-up in national contest

Lee County Extension agent named first runner-up in national contest
Amy G. Fannon of Pennington Gap was named first runner-up for the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans.



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.



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.



Protect yourself—and your car—during winter driving

Protect yourself—and your car—during winter driving
When the weather turns cold and roads are wet, they become slick or icy, so use extra caution when driving this 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.



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