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Education farm offers land for beginning farmers

Education farm offers land for beginning farmers
Interested in becoming a farmer but find yourself lacking land or experience? The Fauquier Education Farm is recruiting up to three candidates this winter to run their own small-scale farm plots there.



Deaths from distracted driving on the rise

Deaths from distracted driving on the rise
Distracted driving is a fast-growing epidemic in Virginia and across the nation.



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.



Benchmark data from NASS helps turn the wheels of agriculture

Benchmark data from NASS helps turn the wheels of agriculture
What begins as a conversation with a farmer sometimes ends up as timely, invaluable data analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.



Preservation efforts gain traction with Loudoun supervisors’ votes

Preservation efforts gain traction with Loudoun supervisors’ votes
In a Dec. 4 meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved two conservation initiatives proposed to help preserve the county’s rural areas.



Winter doesn’t freeze access to farm-fresh foods

Winter doesn’t freeze access to farm-fresh foods
This month Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program, will show you what kind of foods are available at winter farmers’ markets, and how one historic resort keeps local foods on guests’ tables in even the coldest parts of the year.



Soggy fields have led to ongoing harvest in 2018

Soggy fields have led to ongoing harvest in 2018
Most Virginia row crops typically are harvested by Thanksgiving, but a record rainy spring and summer has led to one of the longest harvest seasons in recent memory.



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.



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.



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