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Excess moisture affecting crop production

Excess moisture affecting crop production
Topsoil moisture levels have been higher than normal throughout this year’s harvest season and remain high.



Award-winning author to speak at Farm Bureau convention

Award-winning author to speak at Farm Bureau convention
Best-selling author Michele Payn will share excerpts from her latest book, Food Truths from Farm to Table, on Nov. 27 during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs.



Rainy weather leads to wide range of crop conditions

Rainy weather leads to wide range of crop conditions
Another rainy weekend at the end of October put some soybean producers even further behind in harvesting their crops. And while the rain from two tropical storm systems prevented drought problems, it’s been far too wet for many grain producers.



Farm Bureau gearing up to drive agriculture forward at convention

Farm Bureau gearing up to drive agriculture forward at convention
A wide variety of speakers at this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention will be steering the event’s Driving Agriculture Forward theme.



When consumers dine out more, farmers see less of their food dollars

When consumers dine out more, farmers see less of their food dollars
Americans are spending more on food, and they’re dining out more. One consequence of that, other than leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch, is that farmers are seeing less of each consumer food dollar.



Farm groups step up support of new farm bill

Farm groups step up support of new farm bill
The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined 15 other agriculture organizations urging House and Senate agriculture leaders to complete the federal farm bill by the end of the year.



New trade treaty seen as friendly to Va. farmers

New trade treaty seen as friendly to Va. farmers
There are plenty of positive improvements for Virginia farmers in the new North American Free Trade Agreement announced Oct. 2.



Fourth VALOR class to hone problem-solving skills, promote Va. agriculture

Fourth VALOR class to hone problem-solving skills, promote Va. agriculture
The fourth and largest class of Virginia’s annual agricultural leadership program has begun, and participants are looking forward to learning more about Virginia agriculture in a regional, state and world context.



Hurricane further dampened some harvest efforts, events

Hurricane further dampened some harvest efforts, events
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, the Northern Neck Farm Museum posted Oct. 14 on Facebook that the wind and rain “have blown down our corn maze and washed away our pumpkin patch.”



Port is major player in moving farm and forestry products into the world

Port is major player in moving farm and forestry products into the world

The Port of Virginia helps move billions of dollars worth of agriculture and forestry products around the globe each year.




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