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August 3, 2018 Merchandiser Minute

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



July 27, 2018 Merchandiser Minute

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




Conservation initiatives will continue with new farm bill

Conservation initiatives will continue with new farm bill
Farm bills provide crop insurance and nutritional assistance, but they also play a vital role in helping farmers conserve natural resources.



New videos give snapshot of ever-changing grain markets

New videos give snapshot of ever-changing grain markets
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Commodity Marketing Department has launched a new tool to assist farmers with frequent decisions they must make about grain market pricing.



Loudoun board takes steps to consider partial funding of conservation easements

Loudoun board takes steps to consider partial funding of conservation easements
Preserving Loudoun County’s rural areas is at the heart of a recent move by county supervisors.



Trump offers agriculture assistance package as temporary relief for farmers

Trump offers agriculture assistance package as temporary relief for farmers
A recently announced agricultural assistance package to help farmers caught in the crossfire of a tariff war is a welcome relief.



Growing conditions mixed for sweet corn crop

Growing conditions mixed for sweet corn crop
Like bicolor corn, this year’s sweet corn season is a mix.



Patriotic picnic will cost less this year

Patriotic picnic will cost less this year
This year’s Fourth of July cookout will cost slightly less than last year, according to a survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.



Grain prices reflect stockpiled commodity

Grain prices reflect stockpiled commodity
National grain supplies are stockpiled, which means lower profits for Virginia grain producers.



Virginia Ag Expo highlights precision agriculture

Virginia Ag Expo highlights precision agriculture
The theme of this year’s Virginia Ag Expo on Aug. 2 is “Utilizing Precision Agriculture to Manage Challenges.”



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