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Drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

Virginia drivers’ odds of a collision with a deer are 1 in 97, compared to the national odds of 1 in 169.

Giant watermelon sets a new State Fair record

The winner of this year’s State Fair of Virginia giant watermelon competition set a new state record.

Sharing rural roads: Distance and speed are important factors

One of the most important symbols on U.S. rural roads turns 53 years old this year. The red-and-orange triangular slow-moving vehicle emblem adorns the rear of thousands of pieces of farm equipment in Virginia; yet every year there are collisions between automobiles and tractors.

Precision ag technology to be focus of Virginia Tech event

For those interested in futuristic agriculture Virginia Tech will host a Precision Agriculture Day on Oct. 12 at Kentland Farm.

Essay contest winners attend vice presidential debate at Longwood

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation named 17 winners of a student essay contest that focused on the future of agriculture in light of population projections for 2050.

Farm Bureau’s Lady Leader displays passion for ag education at State Fair

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Donna Musick of Washington County brought her love of teaching to the State Fair of Virginia.

Free conservation stewardship workshops available for female landowners

Women who own or manage farm and forest land in Fauquier and Loudoun counties can participate in workshops focused on women in agriculture and natural resources in the region.

Dairy promotions boost milk, yogurt consumption in some schools

Virginia dairy farmers have long supported promotional programs for milk and dairy products, and the need for them is greater than ever now that dairy prices have dropped 35 percent in the past two years.

Tobacco, broilers, milk are Virginia’s leading organic products

Tobacco is the leading organic product in Virginia, the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Sept. 16, citing survey findings of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Changing populations mean opportunities for farmers

As immigrants from Asia, Latin countries and the Middle East continue to join Virginia’s population, opportunities are growing for farmers willing to raise new crops.

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