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New farm bill provides hope for Virginia farmers

New farm bill provides hope for Virginia farmers
The 2018 Farm Bill is set to become law, and President Trump is expected to sign it this afternoon.



Farm Bureau applauds new clean water rule proposal signed by EPA

Farm Bureau applauds new clean water rule proposal signed by EPA
State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended a Dec. 11 event at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule.



Young Farmers to compete for national honors, prizes at AFBF event

Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



Va. dairy farmers helping food-insecure households

Va. dairy farmers helping food-insecure households
The state’s first milk purchase program to benefit food-insecure families was announced Dec. 5 at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, located in the heart of dairy country.



Soggy fields have led to ongoing harvest in 2018

Soggy fields have led to ongoing harvest in 2018
Most Virginia row crops typically are harvested by Thanksgiving, but a record rainy spring and summer has led to one of the longest harvest seasons in recent memory.



Homemade eggnog—season’s sipping, without Salmonella

Homemade eggnog—season’s sipping, without Salmonella
Dec. 24 is National Eggnog Day, but the holiday treat is readily available weeks before that. Getting thirsty?



Deck the halls, but beware of boxwood blight

Deck the halls, but beware of boxwood blight
Boxwood blight, which has been found in about 30 Virginia counties, can deliver a dose of dieback to an unwitting landscape.



Rockingham County farmer Matt Lohr named NRCS chief

Rockingham County farmer Matt Lohr named NRCS chief
Rockingham County farmer Matt Lohr has been appointed to serve as chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.



Virginia Young Farmers to compete nationally in January

Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



New trade agreement to help Virginia farmers

New trade agreement to help Virginia farmers
On Nov. 30 the revision of a 24-year-old pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, or USMCA, was agreed upon by the three countries.



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