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Goat-powered land improvement business puts the kids to work

Clearing unwanted brush and weeds can be a tiresome chore—unless you’re a hungry goat that can eat the trimmings. That’s the plan when a work crew from Goat Busters shows up at a job site.



Mini-grants help county Farm Bureaus promote agriculture

Carroll County and Smyth County Farm Bureaus are pursuing projects that will teach children about agriculture this year—with support from the 2016 White-Reinhardt Fund for Education mini-grant program.



Virginia’s wine grape production was up in 2015

The Virginia office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service recently compiled figures on the state’s 2015 wine grape production, and the outlook presented a fine balance.



National Peach Month marks one of the sweetest seasons

August is not only peak picking time for fresh peaches but also National Peach Month. And despite weather challenges earlier in the year, it’s possible to celebrate with a juicy Virginia-grown peach.



Heat hitting some of state’s farmers hard

Some Virginians have been able to duck the recent heat wave in air-conditioned offices and homes. But farmers work outside all year long, and several have been treated for heat exhaustion at Bedford Memorial Hospital.



Virginia farmers come to aid of West Virginia flood victims

Farm Bureau producer members in Virginia have stepped up to provide assistance to victims affected by recent flooding in West Virginia.



Rare Meadow Stable memorabilia now housed at Secretariat’s birthplace

The birthplace of Secretariat at The Meadow Event Park is now the site of a rare memorabilia collection from the early days of Meadow Stable. 




Celebrate farm fresh produce with National Farmers Market Week

This year’s National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 7-13, marks the 17th annual celebration of markets and the important role they play in local economies.



Virginia poultry farms benefit from successful disease control

Biosecurity measures on Virginia poultry farms have been important over the past year due to an avian influenza outbreak that started in 2014 in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and California.




Calf Tour milking public interest in dairy industry

Calf Tour milking public interest in dairy industry
Homestead Creamery Inc. started a brand awareness campaign that has turned into an East Coast educational tour.



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