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Oh Fraser fir, where do you come from?

Oh Fraser fir, where do you come from?
Mountains and Fraser firs are all you can see for miles from Rodney Richardson’s back porch.

Convention to focus on agriculture industry challenges, solutions

“Growing for the Greater Good” is the theme of the 2016 annual Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.

Make sure your home is prepared for winter weather

Freezing temperatures can have negative effect on your home, including burst pipes and subsequent water damage, and roof damage from the weight of snow and ice.

Industry strives to attract next generation to agricultural careers

Even though there is a shortage of young people considering careers in agriculture, there are signs more students are pursuing ag education.

Governor to discuss farmers' contributions to environment, economy

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will kick off the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention Nov. 29 at The Omni Homestead Resort.

‘Growing for the Greater Good’ is convention theme

Feeding the world is the subject of an award-winning documentary that will be screened Nov. 28 and 29 at the 2016 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs.

Southside, Southwest Va. see dry spell sinking in

As wildfires range across the Appalachian Mountains southwest of Virginia, Virginia farmers are keeping their own close watch on the weather.

Canned pumpkin supply is plentiful this year

Last year’s shortage of canned pumpkin should not be an issue for consumers this year.

Survey: Virginians’ Thanksgiving meal cost decreases for 2016

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for about $4.40 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.

Farm to Table Conference set for Dec. 6-8

The 2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference will be held Dec. 6-8 at Blue Ridge Community College’s Plecker Workforce Development Center. The event will focus on local and regional food and agriculture, practical applications for soil health and farm profitability, and other food system topics.

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