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Virginia cideries tap into demand for craft cider

Virginia cideries tap into demand for craft cider
Hard cider is the fastest-growing segment of the alcoholic beverage industry, which is good news for Virginia apple growers.



August 31, 2018 Merchandiser Minute

An update on current market trends and news from Robert Harper of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division




Shellfish farming thriving in Virginia waters

Shellfish farming thriving in Virginia waters
Virginia’s shellfish growers should be happy as clams this year. That’s because the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s July 2018 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report said the state’s aquaculture industry is thriving.



Mexican trade tariffs hurting Va. dairymen’s bottom line

Mexican trade tariffs hurting Va. dairymen’s bottom line
Every $1 of U.S. dairy products exported to Mexico generates $2.50 of economic activity in the U.S., according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.



August 23, 2018 Merchandiser Minute

An update on current market trends and news from Robert Harper of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division




Public encouraged to comment on ‘dairy imitation’ labeling

Public encouraged to comment on ‘dairy imitation’ labeling
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for the public’s input on labeling non-dairy foods as milk.



Wet summer a washout for some, helpful to others

Wet summer a washout for some, helpful to others
It’s been a much wetter summer than usual for many Virginia farmers, but not a record rainfall year.



Va. soybean farmers hurt by Chinese trade tariffs

Va. soybean farmers hurt by Chinese trade tariffs
China is the No. 1 export destination for $691 million of Virginia’s agricultural exports, so China’s retaliation for recently imposed U.S. tariffs is hurting the state’s farmers.



August 10, 2018 Merchandiser Minute

An update on current market trends and news from Robert Harper of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division




Merchandiser Minute August 17, 2018

An update on current market trends and news from Robert Harper of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division




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