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Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program

Nottoway County couple place third in national farming award program
John and Lydia Shepherd of Nottoway County were awarded third place in the 2019 American  Farm Bureau FederationYoung Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award program. The competition took place at the AFBF Annual Convention, held Jan. 11-16  in New Orleans.



Va. Young Farmers win national awards at AFBF centennial convention

Virginia Young Farmers once again garnered national recognition as they competed at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s centennial convention Jan. 11-16.



2018 wet weather continues to impact farm fields

2018 wet weather continues to impact farm fields
It may be a new year, but Virginia farmers are still feeling the effects of last year’s wet weather.



Protect yourself—and your car—during winter driving

Protect yourself—and your car—during winter driving
When the weather turns cold and roads are wet, they become slick or icy, so use extra caution when driving this winter.



Farm-to-school meals benefit farmers, schools

Farm-to-school meals benefit farmers, schools
Virginia farmers are interested in selling foods to schools, and those schools are interested in buying from them. That’s the takeaway from the 2018 Virginia Farm to School Survey.



Farm Bureau gives agricultural trade outlook for 2019

Farm Bureau gives agricultural trade outlook for 2019
Relations between the U.S. and some of its trading partners have left farmers and others keeping a closer eye on the global marketplace over the past year.



AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate

AITC Book of the Year teaches children where meals originate
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom wants children to discover how farmers provide healthy meals for them.



Be on fire for safety resolutions in 2019

Be on fire for safety resolutions in 2019
The beginning of the new year is a perfect time to test home smoke alarms, which can help save lives in the event of a household fire.  



Farmers optimistic about conservation funding proposal

Farmers optimistic about conservation funding proposal
Environmentalists and farmers are greeting a proposal to expand state funding for water quality improvements with open arms.



Virginia farmers will mark American Farm Bureau centennial; Trump to attend

Virginia farmers will mark American Farm Bureau centennial; Trump to attend
Virginia farmers will help mark a milestone this month when they attend the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



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