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Consumers urged to drink milk, not ‘milk’ juice

Consumers urged to drink milk, not ‘milk’ juice

Soy, almond and coconut beverages are labeled as “milk,” but they are not. Find out why those labels are being studied.




Farm bill’s dairy components intended to help stabilize farms

Farm bill’s dairy components intended to help stabilize farms
As lawmakers began crafting the 2018 Farm Bill, the nation’s dairy farmers let them know they needed protections that amount to more than a drop in the bucket.



‘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.



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.



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.



On Real Virginia: Food banks receiving steady flow of fresh milk

On <em>Real Virginia</em>: Food banks receiving steady flow of fresh milk

Learn how the state’s agricultural community is making sure food banks have plenty of milk for those in need.




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.



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