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Program helps farmers graze livestock 300 days a year

Program helps farmers graze livestock 300 days a year
Winter feeding expenses can add up to more than 50 percent of cattle and small ruminant production costs, and they make up a large portion of variable expenses for horse owners and boarding operations.



State study indicates Accomack poultry regulations are effective

State study indicates Accomack poultry regulations are effective
A recent environmental study in Accomack County indicates strict new poultry farming regulations approved by county supervisors are doing their job, local farmers say.



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.




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.



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.



Game board passes elk management plan

Game board passes elk management plan
The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed the 10-year Virginia Elk Management Plan at its March 21 meeting.



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.



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.




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.



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