Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, Farm Bureau’s political action committee, announced in mid-August its endorsement of 39 candidates for the Virginia Senate and 87 candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates.
The average value of an acre of U.S. farmland rose $50 to $4,100 last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2019 cropland value report.
A summer picnic meal remains affordable at a cost of $5.28 per person, according to a recent American Farm Bureau survey.
While grain producers in the Midwest struggle to plant this year’s corn and soybean crops, Virginia farmers are in good shape as summer approaches.
Virginia farmers earned $4 billion from the sale of all agriculture products in 2017, and half of that income was generated in the state’s top 10 ag counties, according to recently released findings from the 2017 Census of Agriculture.