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Sweet potatoes pack a nutritious punch

Sweet potatoes pack a nutritious punch
Sweet news for yam fans: Carbohydrates can be good for you—as long as they’re complex carbohydrates, like those found in sweet potatoes.



Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap

Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap
More than 50 medical, nutrition and nursing students from the University of Virginia toured local farms and enjoyed local foods at a Farm Bureau-sponsored farm-to-table event Sept. 25.



Wealthier Americans know less than they think about food

Wealthier Americans know less than they think about food
While socioeconomics play a significant role in Americans’ opinions about food safety and in their purchasing decisions, higher income doesn’t always correlate with informed choices.



Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse

Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse
Virginia Cooperative Extension has been awarded a grant to help with the opioid crisis affecting Virginians, especially those in rural areas.



FDA to examine food labels that influence consumer decisions

FDA to examine food labels that influence consumer decisions
Consumers often make food purchases based on labels, which can affect their health.



Don’t let heat stress get you down

Don’t let heat stress get you down
Heat stress won’t just slow you down—it also can be deadly.



Study finds no cancer link to glyphosate

Study finds no cancer link to glyphosate
A long-term study on the use of the weed killer, glyphosate, by U.S. agricultural workers has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer.



Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs

Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance believes the documentary, Food Evolution, may go a long way toward changing people’s minds about genetically modified organisms in agriculture.



Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities

Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities
The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have joined forces to launch a new awareness campaign called “Farm Town Strong,” to highlight the opioid epidemic’s impact on U.S. farming communities and to provide resources and support for those affected by the crisis.



Tobacco growers consider implications of FDA nicotine proposal

Tobacco growers consider implications of FDA nicotine proposal
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes public comment on a proposed nicotine standard for combustible tobacco products, Virginia tobacco growers are considering the future of their industry.



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