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Virginia Farm Bureau News & Features is your place for news and information from around Virginia. From gardening tips and recipes to politics and events, stay up to date with what matters to Virginians.

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.

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.

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.

Farm Bureau applauds Senate passage of GMO labeling bill

The U.S. Senate’s passage of legislation S. 764 is being called a victory for farmers, ranchers and sound science.

Farmers urged to be on the lookout for marijuana

Farmers in Southwest Virginia are being urged to check their property for marijuana planted by trespassers.

New Henry County feed mill to create 32 new jobs

The new Performance Livestock and Feed Co. production facility in Henry County will create jobs and help area grain producers as well.

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