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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.



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.



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.



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.



Farming group says GMO movie may help change minds

Farming group says GMO movie may help change minds
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance believes the documentary Food Evolution may go a long way toward changing people’s minds about genetically modified organisms in agriculture.



Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests

Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests
If you’re already planning next year’s vegetable garden, consider farmscaping with flowers to help control harmful insects.



Cattlemen take extra precautions when weather is frigid

Cattlemen take extra precautions when weather is frigid
January’s weather can be frightful; and for Virginia cattlemen, frigid temperatures call for extra precautions for their livestock.



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.



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