News & Features

Virginia Farm Bureau News & Features is your place for news and information from around Virginia. From gardening tips and recipes to politics and events, stay up to date with what matters to Virginians.

Forward-thinking students consider future food needs

More than 100 Virginia high school students attended a Collegiate Farm-to-Table dinner and agriculture education program at Longwood University Sept. 15.



Oyster population on the rise thanks, in part, to farmers

While you’re celebrating Virginia Oyster Month in November, be sure to thank a farmer. 



Winter squash promises months of tasty dishes

Decorative pumpkins may take center stage at fall farmers’ markets, but there are plenty of nutrient-packed winter squash varieties for seasonal menus.



Virginia’s Harvest treats make tasty gifts

Farm Bureau members can share tasty, traditional Virginia foods with the Virginia’s Harvest gift collection, available exclusively from Farm Bureau’s products division. Choose from country ham or gourmet peanuts—roasted and salted or unsalted, butter-toasted or chocolate-dipped—and peanut brittle. Additional products include salted jumbo cashews, butter-toasted pecans and an energy mix of almonds, cashews and raisins.



We’re thankful all year ‘round for our members!

American orator and statesman William Jennings Bryan is credited with noting that, on Thanksgiving, “we acknowledge our dependence.”



That is a question for Thanksgiving—and National Stuffing Day

That is a question for Thanksgiving—and National Stuffing Day
It’s not surprising that National Stuffing Day falls on the fourth Thursday of November, because that’s also the day we celebrate Thanksgiving.



Ginger, turmeric field day planned at VSU

Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a field day focused on production, marketing, harvesting, cleaning and packaging of ginger and turmeric Nov. 10 at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road near Petersburg.



USDA designates localities for disaster relief following flooding

Two localities in Virginia have qualified for natural disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to losses caused by flooding due to excessive rains since Sept. 1.



American Farm Bureau opposes IRS proposal for estate taxes

The nation’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization is urging Congress to pass legislation to block a recent IRS proposal that would result in higher estate taxes for farmers and ranchers.



Farm organizations urging Dannon to drop deceitful marketing

The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined with other farm organizations to urge food companies to recognize that farmers’ sustainability goals can’t be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices.



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