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Benefit-rich broccoli is for more than just steaming

Benefit-rich broccoli is for more than just steaming
You can boil, puree, steam or stir-fry it, because broccoli is both beneficial and versatile.



Fruited Irish Oatmeal

Fruited Irish Oatmeal
This hearty winter breakfast has whole grains from the oats, lots of vitamins and antioxidants from the fruits and good fat from the nuts. It's not only healthy. It's tasty, too!



Give home gardeners gifts they will dig

Give home gardeners gifts they will dig
Make your favorite gardener’s holiday a little brighter with presents that will come in handy this spring, or can be enjoyed indoors during the winter months.



Va. dairy farmers helping food-insecure households

Va. dairy farmers helping food-insecure households
The state’s first milk purchase program to benefit food-insecure families was announced Dec. 5 at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, located in the heart of dairy country.



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.



Don't let a chimney fire cancel out savings on heat

Don't let a chimney fire cancel out savings on heat

Wood-burning is a popular way to save money and effectively heat your home when the cost of fuel continues to increase. But with more people burning wood, the risks of home fires are expected to increase as well.




Virginia Young Farmers to compete nationally in January

Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



New trade agreement to help Virginia farmers

New trade agreement to help Virginia farmers
On Nov. 30 the revision of a 24-year-old pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, or USMCA, was agreed upon by the three countries.



Young Farmers to compete for national honors, prizes at AFBF event

Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



Decorate for the holidays, from the outside in

Decorate for the holidays, from the outside in
Cold temperatures shouldn’t keep you from using outdoor items to create fresh arrangements for inside.



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