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Transfer of Conservation Reserve Program land to next generation of farmers is now easier

On Jan. 9 the USDA began allowing farmers and ranchers to terminate their Conservation Reserve Program contracts early.


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Virginia peanut growers to mark National Peanut Month with peanut butter donations

Virginia peanut producers will take the super-nutritious peanut from the field to the food bank in the form of peanut butter donations.


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Northam releases new jobs program

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled “G3: Get Skilled – Get a Job – Give Back.”


Farms occupy 8.1 million acres in Virginia

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released its Farms and Land in Farms 2016 Summary.


How to choose top movers?

Choosing the right mover can be hard work as it requires time spent on checking and verifying basic information.


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Salvation Army thrift store closing: Tough decision, but right one

The Waynesboro Salvation Army thrift store on Arch Avenue has been consistently losing money in recent years.


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Governor McAuliffe announces relationship with Amazon to push cybersecurity education

A new partnership with Amazon will make Virginia a national resource for cybersecurity education.


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The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon wins 2017 Governor’s Cup

Gov. McAuliffe awarded the 2017 VWA Governor’s Cup to The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards for their 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.


Shenandoah Valley Technology Council announces new award categories for gala

Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council recognizes and highlights the successes of Valley technology firms.


real estate market

Three trends to watch in the 2017 real estate market

Nobody has a crystal ball to know exactly what the future holds for the real estate market.


Tourism programs tapped for public-private marketing funds

More than $772,000 in grants have been awarded to tourism initiatives as part of the Virginia Tourism Corp.’s Marketing Leverage Program.


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Lumos Networks to be acquired by EQT Infrastructure

Lumos Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by EQT Infrastructure.


augusta health

Augusta Health making inroads into Lexington

Augusta Health has purchased a building in Lexington and plans to renovate it for a multi-specialty clinic and diagnostic facility.


earth

New program to create more clean energy jobs in the Commonwealth

The U.S. Department of Energy selected Virginia as the recipient of a $500,000 grant to support commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.


hearing healthcare

Hearing Healthcare: Treatment of tinnitus

Correcting treatable causes of tinnitus (i.e. ear wax build-up, allergy, infection, syphilis) often will improve the condition.


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Virginia Workforce Connection offers new, enhanced features

New, enhanced features are now available for job seekers and Virginia businesses through the Virginia Workforce Connection.


CIT, Smart City Works announce launch of @ Herndon

CIT has partnered with Smart City Works, Inc. to launch Smart City Works @ Herndon.


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Owens & Minor to locate new client engagement center in Richmond

Owens & Minor will make a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to establish a new Client Engagement Center in downtown Richmond.


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AAA: Gas prices holding steady

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic region appear to be treading water as the consistent dip in prices seen for the past few weeks has begun to stall.


density

Urbanization and carbon footprints

Isn’t the increasing urbanization of our world good for reducing our carbon footprint given the efficiency benefits of greater density?


virginia

Virginia ranks ninth nationwide for local food sales

Virginia ranks ninth nationally for direct farm sales, according to a USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service study.


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Virginia named top state for corporate clean energy procurement

Virginia has been ranked as one of the top states in the nation for corporate access to clean energy.


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Warner, Kaine reintroduce bill to aid rural Virginia hospitals

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced legislation to ensure hospitals are fairly reimbursed for their services by the federal government.


2017 governor race

How to form the leanest startup possible in 2017

The rise of lean startups and solopreneurs is a telling tale for modern business owners.


Former HSBC mortgage borrowers to begin receiving settlement payments

Borrowers who were harmed by the mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices of HSBC will begin receiving checks of approximately $1,200.