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2018 wet weather continues to impact farm fields

2018 wet weather continues to impact farm fields
It may be a new year, but Virginia farmers are still feeling the effects of last year’s wet weather.



Virginia farmers will mark American Farm Bureau centennial; Trump to attend

Virginia farmers will mark American Farm Bureau centennial; Trump to attend
Virginia farmers will help mark a milestone this month when they attend the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



Education farm offers land for beginning farmers

Education farm offers land for beginning farmers
Interested in becoming a farmer but find yourself lacking land or experience? The Fauquier Education Farm is recruiting up to three candidates this winter to run their own small-scale farm plots there.



AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate

AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom wants children to discover how farmers provide healthy meals for them.



Be on fire for safety resolutions in 2019

Be on fire for safety resolutions in 2019
The beginning of the new year is a perfect time to test home smoke alarms, which can help save lives in the event of a household fire.  



Farmers optimistic about conservation funding proposal

Farmers optimistic about conservation funding proposal
Environmentalists and farmers are greeting a proposal to expand state funding for water quality improvements with open arms.



Benchmark data from NASS helps turn the wheels of agriculture

Benchmark data from NASS helps turn the wheels of agriculture
What begins as a conversation with a farmer sometimes ends up as timely, invaluable data analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.



Preservation efforts gain traction with Loudoun supervisors’ votes

Preservation efforts gain traction with Loudoun supervisors’ votes
In a Dec. 4 meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved two conservation initiatives proposed to help preserve the county’s rural areas.



Winter doesn’t freeze access to farm-fresh foods

Winter doesn’t freeze access to farm-fresh foods
This month Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program, will show you what kind of foods are available at winter farmers’ markets, and how one historic resort keeps local foods on guests’ tables in even the coldest parts of the year.



Deaths from distracted driving on the rise

Deaths from distracted driving on the rise
Distracted driving is a fast-growing epidemic in Virginia and across the nation.



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