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Legislators to ‘Meet Virginia Agriculture’ at Farm Bureau Legislative Day

Legislators to ‘Meet Virginia Agriculture’ at Farm Bureau Legislative Day
State legislators will be able to learn more about agriculture in their districts, as well as issues important to the commonwealth’s farmers, during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day on Jan. 25.



USDA to measure financial well-being of dairy farmers

USDA to measure financial well-being of dairy farmers
Representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service are visiting dairy farms across the nation in January to assess the state of today’s dairy industry.



Hops conference planned for growers, brewers

The South Atlantic Hops Conference for hops growers, brewers and others with an interest in the hops industry will be held March 24 and 25 at the Crown Plaza Resort in Ashville, N.C.



Preliminary work on next census of agriculture begins

The 2017 Census of Agriculture is coming, and farmers are urged to promptly reply to a preliminary letter arriving soon in the mail.



Proposed rule could help consumers make informed food choices

Proposed rule could help consumers make informed food choices
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has proposed an amendment to nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products.



Despite setbacks, small grains play important role on state’s farms

Despite setbacks, small grains play important role on state’s farms
Virginia barley and winter wheat harvests have been on a downward trend for several years, and 2016 was an especially disappointing one for growers.



Budget cuts could have dramatic impact on state’s largest industry

Budget cuts could have dramatic impact on state’s largest industry

Conservation, forestry and wildlife control have all taken huge hits in Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s reductions to the state budget.




Winter can’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets

Winter can’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets
Winter produce, baked goods, local meats, preserved foods and handcrafted items are a draw at Virginia farmers’ markets, many of which are open year-round.



New year, new website – streamlined and more mobile-friendly!

Virginia Farm Bureau is starting out the new year with a new, streamlined website.



Health insurance enrollment ends Jan. 31

Open enrollment can be confusing, but we’ll help you make sense of it all!




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