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New insurance product to provide some relief to dairy farmers

New insurance product to provide some relief to dairy farmers
A new insurance product created to provide some relief to dairy farmers is on sale now.



‘Buy cow milk, not nut juices’ to help dairy farmers

‘Buy cow milk, not nut juices’ to help dairy farmers
Consumers can help bolster Virginia’s declining dairy industry by purchasing local milk and milk products.



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.



New insurance service should help dairy farmers

New insurance service should help dairy farmers
Virginia’s dairy farmers are in a world of hurt, but a new Dairy Revenue Protection insurance policy will provide some measure of relief.



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.



Some rural businesses get help from VA FAIRS

Some rural businesses get help from VA FAIRS
Hundreds of farmers have been helped by the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainabilitysince it was formed in 2004. Its creation was spearheaded by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.



Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin

Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin
Virginia is home to more than 1.5 million head of beef cattle, and those animals are in danger of ingesting grass infected with a harmful toxin.



Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers

Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers
Jennifer Leech, a Rockbridge County dairy farmer, said she and her family recently were calculating how much milk it would take to make cheese for every pizza in Lexington.



American cheese inventory sets record high

American cheese inventory sets record high
American cheese stocks totaled 1.35 billion pounds at the end of April, the second-highest total since 1917 and the highest April total ever, reported the American Farm Bureau Federation.



Virginia is losing dairy farms at an alarming rate

Virginia is losing dairy farms at an alarming rate
The state’s dairy farms are leaving the industry at an alarming rate.



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