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Virginia farmers will help shape national Farm Bureau policies at annual convention

Virginia farmers will help shape national Farm Bureau policies at annual convention
Seven delegates and two alternates from Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will join Farm Bureau producer members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



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.



How to maintain holiday plants

How to maintain holiday plants
So you received beautiful plants for the holidays now how do you make them last into the new year?



Use these tips to stay safe during winter driving

Use these tips to stay safe during winter driving

When the weather is cold and roads are wet, they can become slick or icy. Use extra caution when driving this winter.




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?



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.



Grandma’s Egg Custard Pie

Grandma’s Egg Custard Pie
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Smithfield Ham and Sweet Potato Pancakes

Smithfield Ham and Sweet Potato Pancakes
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Relieve boxwoods of winter’s wear and tear

Relieve boxwoods of winter’s wear and tear
Boxwood trees are great foundation plants and also can be used for privacy screening, but they are susceptible to winter storm damage, said horticulturalist Mark Viette.



Buying rural property? Consider these safety issues

Buying rural property? Consider these safety issues
If you’re considering buying rural land for your dream home or weekend getaways, make sure you take a second look at the land and research the property as much as possible.



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