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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.



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.




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.




Fast-start Breakfast Sandwich

Fast-start  Breakfast Sandwich
For those who are in a rush in the morning, try making a breakfast sandwich to go. An egg in the morning will give you some extra protein that will help keep away those hunger pangs until lunchtime.



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.



Farm Bureau, other farm groups petition DOT for hauling flexibility

Farm Bureau, other farm groups petition DOT for hauling flexibility
On Oct. 15 the American Farm Bureau Federation and other organizations representing haulers of livestock, bees and fish submitted a petition to the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting flexibility on hours of service requirements.



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.



Virginia turkey production is up this year

Virginia turkey production is up this year
The number of turkeys raised in Virginia is expected to total 17 million this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s up from 16,800 last year, carving out a plentiful market of local birds available for the holiday table.



Despite slight cost increase, Virginians’ Thanksgiving meal still a bargain

Despite slight cost increase, Virginians’ Thanksgiving meal still a bargain
Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for about $5.23 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.



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