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Farmers commended for keeping waterways clean, educating legislators

Farmers commended for keeping waterways clean, educating legislators
Virginia farmers received praise for their stewardship and political involvement Jan. 27 from a state official and a delegate whose district is urban and suburban.



Va. farmers share concerns with representatives during Legislative Day

Va. farmers share concerns with representatives during Legislative Day
County Farm Bureau presidents and other Farm Bureau volunteer leaders crowded the halls of the Pocahontas Building Jan. 28 to meet with delegates and senators during the annual Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Day.



Fried Cabbage

Fried Cabbage
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Wythe County expo center to highlight area’s largest industry

Wythe County expo center to highlight area’s largest industry
Wythe County’s new 90,000-square-foot Appalachian Regional Exposition Center is expected to generate over $3 million for the area by its fifth year in operation.



Virginia orchid growers dig into a thriving market

Virginia orchid growers dig into a thriving market
Move over poinsettias, because orchids are now the top-selling potted flower in the U.S. That shift opens the door for Virginia nurseries and greenhouses to branch out in the $288 million orchid industry.



Legislators will see ‘Farmers in Action’ at Jan. 28 Farm Bureau event

Legislators will see ‘Farmers in Action’ at Jan. 28 Farm Bureau event
State legislators will learn more about issues important to the commonwealth’s farmers Jan. 28 during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day.



Fruity French Toast

Fruity French Toast
Try this delicious recipe for Fruity French Toast to start off your day and help you meet your daily requirements.



Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days

Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days
January is Virginia’s coldest month, but it’s also National Soup Month and a fitting time to make some healthy, hearty, hot soups.



Combating distracted driving with technology

Combating distracted driving with technology
Crash avoidance technology could be the most promising avenue for reducing crash risks related to distractions of any type, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.



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