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Things to know about the 2016 general election

Here are some things to know about the 2016 general election.

Farmers’ fall features more than 50,000 pumpkins

Farmers’ fall features more than 50,000 pumpkins
Between Labor Day and Halloween, the stems are cut off of 50,000 to 70,000 pumpkins at Windy Hills Farm in Montgomery County.

National survey, Virginia program noting farms’ conservation efforts

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting its second annual survey to measure the environmental benefits associated with conservation practices on agricultural land.

Virginia Farm Bureau to host discussion on shaping agriculture’s future

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will host a Collegiate Farm-to-Table Agriculture Education event Sept. 15 at Longwood University. The dinner and panel discussion will focus on “Shaping the Future of Agriculture Together” in light of world population projections for 2050.

Angus bull statue to be re-dedicated at new home during State Fair

An iconic Angus bull statue has a new home at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County and will be re-dedicated at 1 p.m. on Sept. 27 during the State Fair of Virginia.

Virginia corn mazes offer fun fall family outings

Virginia corn mazes offer fun fall family outings

Wayside Farm Fun in Clarke County is honoring Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins with a corn maze made in his likeness.

Botetourt student named Outstanding Young Agriculturalist

Davis Fenster of Botetourt County was named this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Agriculturalist. He was recognized July 30 at the VFBF Young Farmers Summer Expo.

Smithsonian recognizes women in agriculture with panel discussion

A July 28 panel discussion held by the Smithsonian Institution recognized the key roles that women play on American farms.

Agriculture license plate continues to drive home support for Virginia’s farms

Since the Virginia agriculture license plate initiative started in 2004, Virginians who display the specialty plate have been driving home their support for the state’s farmers.

New funding to broaden state’s network for farm and forestry exports

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Aug. 2 that Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products.

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