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Forest Service allows 11 exceptions to Jefferson Forest Plan for Mountain Valley Pipeline

- The USFS would allow 11 exceptions to the Jefferson National Forest Plan for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Why investing your spare money can be a far better idea than saving

- We are certainly living in uncertain times when it comes to long term strategies for personal finance.

How UK’s upcoming Brexit deal will affect U.S. markets

- After months of debates and discourse, the United Kingdom is finally set to enter into the muddled world of Brexit negotiations.

How is the Commonwealth of Virginia performing economically?

- The Commonwealth of Virginia’s gross state product was last measured at $480 billion (November 2016).

June 30 deadline for new farmers to sign up for 2017 Census of Agriculture

- New farmers and ranchers have until the end of June to ensure they are represented in this year’s Census of Agriculture.


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Gas prices roll back as summer driving season rolls on

- Across the country and around the Mid-Atlantic region, gas prices continue their slow decline ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Farmers’ outdoor work can increase skin cancer risk

- Many farmers have long-term exposure to the sun that can put them at risk for developing skin cancer.

Reopened Chinese market gives U.S. beef farmers opportunity to increase exports

- U.S. cattle farmers can now export beef to China, which has opened up a previously closed market.


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Virginia pollinator plan aligned with national recommendations to revive honeybee population

- The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its pollinator protection plan.

FERC fails to acknowledge pipeline impacts

- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 

What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints?

- Environmental advocates and organizations are increasingly employing gamification to get people to learn about environmental problems.
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Virginia Distillers Association advocates for tax cut on Capitol Hill

- The Virginia Distillers Association joined 45 distilled spirits producers from across the country who gathered in Washington, D.C.

Groups blast federal environmental analysis on Mountain Valley Pipeline

- A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations condemned the FERC for its environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.


Trade show booth ideas to rock your show

- The success of trade show booths lies in the time, money, energy and strategy you put into it.

Winchester Metals to create 17 new jobs in Frederick County

- Winchester Metals, a complete package metals industry partner, will invest $870,000 to expand its manufacturing operation in Frederick County.
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College paper formats

- When you are writing a college paper, it's important to create an interesting and impressive work as well as format your essay properly.

The personal security and privacy checklist

- Have you ever given a second thought to the current state of the security of your personal identity?

SELC requests FERC hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy look to build ACP on the backs of customers

- The SELC is filing a motion asking that the FERC hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims.
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Campfire Grill opens at Massanutten Resort

- Massanutten Resort, a four season resort located 11 miles from Harrisonburg, in the Shenandoah Valley, welcomed the addition of Campfire Grill.

It’s the summer solstice: Celebrate with Virginia farm products

- June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Virginia farmers will celebrate by doing what they do every other day of the year.
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Aeroprobe Corporation to expand operation in Montgomery County

- Aeroprobe Corporation will invest $300,000 to expand its operation in Montgomery County.
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Augusta County Tourism announces 2017-2018 grant program

- Augusta County Tourism announces the release of its second annual tourism grant program. 

Agricultural group releases first-ever sustainability report

- The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has released the agriculture industry’s first-ever sustainability report.

Number of dairy farmers using safety net program declines

- The number of dairy farmers using the 2014 Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Protection Program is the lowest it’s been since the program was introduced.

Produce growers to get extension on water standards

- The FDA has announced its intention to extend the compliance dates for new agricultural water standards.
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AAA: Gas prices in Mid-Atlantic drop

- Gas prices have dropped in most areas within the Mid-Atlantic region, including Virginia (down four cents since last week).
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What’s the latest in greener booze?

- Perhaps no other industry has responded to the greening of consumer preferences quite like beverage producers.

Consumers not getting clear information due to the FDA’s delay of the revamped Nutrition Facts label

- The Food and Drug Administration is extending the deadline for industry to comply with the revised Nutrition Facts.
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McAuliffe to lead trade, marketing mission to Europe

- Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a 13-day trade and marketing mission to Europe from June 18-30, 2017. 

Virginia unemployment rate steady at 3.8 percent

- Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 3.8 percent for the third consecutive month.

How to handle a home repair job

- Keeping your home in good shape by regularly carrying out small repairs reduces the risk of bigger problems developing.

She’s crafty: Virginia now home to 206 licensed breweries

- Virginia is now home to 206 licensed breweries, moving ahead of neighboring state North Carolina.
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Workforce development and partnerships key to securing wireless technology

- In order to address the growing security threats securely and reliably to wireless devices, we must focus on workforce development initiatives.

Virginia’s farmers’ markets open for business

- More than 250 farmers’ markets throughout the Commonwealth are open for business, offering a variety of fresh, locally-grown products.

Four ways business owners can command more respect from their teams

- Whether you're dealing with a less-than-loyal team or the phenomenon of “lazy millennial” workers, the fact remains that commanding respect from employees isn't always easy.
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American Shakespeare Center receives national grants

- The American Shakespeare Center has received two national grants that will support general operations and subsidize student matinee performances.

Is renting out your vacation house a smart move?

- When summer comes around, families begin planning for a vacation. Individuals who own a vacation home can take advantage of this opportunity.

Virginia Premier names new chief medical officer

- Following a national search, John Alexander Johnson, M.D., has been named chief medical officer of Virginia Premier Health Plan Inc.

Why companies are turning to portable buildings for office space

- Many business owners think they have to raise revenue in order to be profitable. One overlooked aspect of proper financial management is cutting down on spending.
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Travel media from around the world visit Shenandoah Valley

- The U.S. Travel Association’s IPW conference, held in Washington, D.C., attracted thousands of attendees from 70 countries.
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Digital hearing aid technology

- The basic digital hearing aid costs about the same as the conventional analog hearing aid.
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DuPont Community Credit Union makes donation to SDDA

- The Staunton Downtown Development Association (SDDA) recently received a variety of furnishings courtesy of DuPont Community Credit Union.

Virginia: May general fund revenue collections up 4.6% from previous year

- Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that May General Fund revenue collections increased 4.6 percent from a year ago.

Pollinator Week is a good time to brush up on pollinators, honeybee health

- Pollinators are important to farmers and ranchers, gardeners and the food industry. That’s why June 19-25 has been designated National Pollinator Week.

Wheat tour reveals improved quality and yield potential

- Assessments of the state’s current wheat crop left participants in the second annual Virginia Wheat Tour optimistic last week.
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Amazon Web Services to create up to 1,500 new jobs in Fairfax County

- Amazon Web Services will expand its presence with a new East Coast corporate campus at One Dulles Tower in Fairfax County.

Ferguson to expand operations, creating 434 new jobs in Newport News

- Ferguson, the largest plumbing wholesaler in the U.S., will invest $82.8 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Newport News.

What can we do to solve the e-waste problem caused by so many of us tossing our cell phones out and getting new ones every two years?

- As more and more of the world develops—and smartphones become ubiquitous—electronic waste (AKA “e-waste”) is a bigger problem than ever.