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Farmers optimistic about conservation funding proposal

Farmers optimistic about conservation funding proposal
Environmentalists and farmers are greeting a proposal to expand state funding for water quality improvements with open arms.



Education farm offers land for beginning farmers

Education farm offers land for beginning farmers
Interested in becoming a farmer but find yourself lacking land or experience? The Fauquier Education Farm is recruiting up to three candidates this winter to run their own small-scale farm plots there.



Wealthier Americans know less than they think about food

Wealthier Americans know less than they think about food
While socioeconomics play a significant role in Americans’ opinions about food safety and in their purchasing decisions, higher income doesn’t always correlate with informed choices.



Everyone can benefit from soil and water conservation districts

Everyone can benefit from soil and water conservation districts
The state’s 47 soil and water conservation districts will use $7.2 million this fiscal year to help Virginians implement conservation practices.



Loudoun board takes steps to consider partial funding of conservation easements

Loudoun board takes steps to consider partial funding of conservation easements
Preserving Loudoun County’s rural areas is at the heart of a recent move by county supervisors.



Preservation efforts gain traction with Loudoun supervisors’ votes

Preservation efforts gain traction with Loudoun supervisors’ votes
In a Dec. 4 meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved two conservation initiatives proposed to help preserve the county’s rural areas.



Speaker: Animal rights groups ‘cherry-picking’ scripture

Speaker: Animal rights groups ‘cherry-picking’ scripture
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is warning American farmers and ranchers that animal rights groups are increasing efforts to give modern agriculture a negative image by attempting to influence major religious denominations.



Close to 100,000 acres of Va. farmland in conservation program

Close to 100,000 acres of Va. farmland in conservation program
Just three years after Virginia’s Resource Management Plan Program was implemented, the program has far exceeded its goal.



Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops

Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host two free workshops to help farmers maximize the use of manure on their farms.



Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition

Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition
Members of the Shenandoah County Farm Bureau have been sharing their love of agriculture with their neighbors by showing free movies. And the four-year tradition continues this April.



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