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Farmers ask for flexible livestock hauling regulations

Farmers ask for flexible livestock hauling regulations
Virginia farmers are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider the unique circumstances of transporting live animals over long distances, and amend regulations for farmers and other drivers hauling livestock.



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.



DOT announces new agriculture-related waiver for ELD rule

DOT announces new agriculture-related waiver for ELD rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on March 13 an additional 90-day temporary waiver for agriculture-related transportation from the federal electronic logging device rule.



Mid-Atlantic milking show will be part of 2018 State Fair

Mid-Atlantic milking show will be part of 2018 State Fair
The State Fair of Virginia has been chosen to host the American Milking Devon Mid-Atlantic Regional Show in conjunction with its Dairy Cattle Show Sept. 28-30.



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.



Veterinary college gives boost to Southwest Virginia farmers

Veterinary college gives boost to Southwest Virginia farmers
Local farmers were among visitors during a Sept. 21 tour of Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine campus. They likely saw where their next livestock vets are training.



Loan repayment program to help veterinarians in underserved areas

Loan repayment program to help veterinarians in underserved areas
Due to a continuing shortage of large animal veterinarians in rural areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking nominations for its Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.



Farm group working to find funding for environmental practices

Farm group working to find funding for environmental practices
If it hadn’t been for state cost-share money, Ronnie Nuckols said, he wouldn’t have been able to install 14 fences to keep his cattle out of streams.



Agricultural group releases first-ever sustainability report

Agricultural group releases first-ever sustainability report
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has released the agriculture industry’s first-ever sustainability report, which highlights examples of sustainable practices on farms and ranches across the nation.



Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one

Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one
The 2018 outlook for the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors is generally positive.



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