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virginia

New funding to broaden state’s network for farm and forestry exports

Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products.


dominion virginia power

Dominion prevails in patent infringement lawsuit

Following a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Dominion won a jury verdict against Alstom Grid, Inc.


business

SANJO Corte Fino to invest $17.5 million to establish North American headquarters in Virginia Beach

SANJO Corte Fino, a manufacturer based in Barcelona, Spain, will invest $17.5 million to establish its North American headquarters in Virginia Beach.


virginia

Handsome Brook Farm to invest $6 million to establish egg processing operation in Virginia

New York-based Handsome Brook Farm will invest $6.4 million to establish a new pasture raised egg processing operation in the Town of Berryville and Clarke County.


business

Three questions to answer before doing an MBA

Taking an MBA course can be a seriously important decision to make, and can be your ticket to a whole wealth of new opportunities.


business

Why the lean strategy can get your business prepared for the future

There are a lot of things that you need to consider in order to prepare your business for success in the present.


dominion virginia power

Dominion Voltage awarded patent for Volt/VAR optimization

Dominion Voltage Inc., a grid optimization subsidiary of Dominion Resources, was recently awarded a patent related to its proprietary Volt/VAR optimization system.


newspaper

Ag industry asks for children’s books about modern farms

If children are influenced by the books they read, then conveying accurate information about agriculture has never been more important.


farmers

Wheat tour showed promising harvest, potential for expanded market

A tour of Virginia’s wheat fields revealed some pleasant surprises as growers began this year’s soft wheat harvest.


milk dairy

Safe, wholesome milk supply begins on the farm

National Dairy Month is a time to recognize their efforts to ensure that the milk they produce is safe.


virginia

Corn exports vital, even in corn-deficit Virginia

When it comes to raising corn, Virginia is not a major player on the national stage. But corn exports from the Old Dominion are still important.


dominion virginia power

Dominion’s eBill enrollments climb over 1 million

More than 1 million Dominion Virginia Power customers are now enrolled in eBill — Dominion’s paperless billing program.


business

Grant Thornton to invest $15.75 million to expand in Northern Virginia

Grant Thornton LLP, a leading U.S. professional-services firm, will invest $15.75 million to grow its presence across the Northern Virginia region.


virginia

Virginia unemployment rate lowest since May 2008

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is now at 3.8 percent—the lowest rate since the May 2008 rate of 3.8 percent.


business

Department of Labor signs agreement with VEC to protect workers from misclassification

The Department of Labor and the Virginia Employment Commission signed an agreement intended to protect employees’ rights.


virginia

Performance Livestock and Feed Company to establish feed production operation in Virginia

Performance Livestock and Feed Company, Inc., will invest $4.2 million to establish a new feed production operation in Henry County.


McAuliffe announces new private sector sponsorship for MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has agreed to participate as a Platinum Sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe signs Food Crop Donation Tax Credit bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe today ceremonially signed the Food Crop Donation Tax Credit legislation.


business

Alcoa to invest more than $8 million to expand manufacturing operation in Henry County

Alcoa will invest more than $8 million to expand its aerospace forging capabilities at its manufacturing operation in Henry County.


augusta health

Augusta Health employees give back to community

During the recent employee campaign for the Augusta Health Foundation, employees donated $104,489 to patient programs and funds.


money

Worst corporate welfare criticism ever

Leave it to someone at the Cato Institute to write a column attacking corporate welfare on the grounds that it victimizes the recipients.


steve landes

Steve Landes named to Growth and Opportunity Board

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, was appointed to the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board by House Speaker William Howell, R-Stafford.


virginia

Virginia winter wheat production forecast down 16 percent from 2015

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday that Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat during 2016.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Encourage economic prosperity

This past week, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced a robust plan to replace the Dodd-Frank Act.


New website for Texas Fly Fishing Festival produced by AFP

The Texas Fly Fishing Festival has a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.


congress

Robert Hurt introduces bill to improve small business access to capital

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia has introduced the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 5424).


revenues

May 2016 Virginia general fund revenue collections up 6.4%

May revenue collections for the Commonwealth of Virginia increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.9 percent.


Columbia Gas of Virginia

Columbia Gas of Virginia releases 2015 sustainability report

The parent company of Columbia Gas of Virginia, NiSource (NYSE:NI) has released its 2015 Sustainability Report.


aaa

AAA: Gas prices continue to push upward

Tightening supply combined with strong gasoline demand contributed to national gas prices moving higher over the past week.


business

SCC advises former licensed insurance agents of possible data breach

The State Corporation Commission is advising former licensed insurance agents of the potential improper access to their personal data by a former contractor.


business

Governor McAuliffe announces 2016 Research Commercialization Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday $3.4 million in funding to support 48 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund.


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe presented 2016 BIO Governor of the Year Award

Governor Terry McAuliffe was presented with the 2016 Governor of the Year award from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.


business

National Small Farm Conference coming to Virginia Beach

The seventh annual National Small Farm Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.


virginia

Bright season is ahead for Virginia berries

It’s the time of year when fresh Virginia-grown blueberries and blackberries are ripe for the picking.


Rep. Gwen Moore: GOP continues assault on Dodd-Frank

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) comments on a new Republican bill aimed at dismantling the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform.


business

Gregory Lumber to expand sawmill operation in Pittsylvania County

Gregory Lumber, Inc. will expand its sawmill operations in Pittsylvania County, creating three new jobs in the county.


kroger

Kroger ratifies agreement with UFCW Local 400

Kroger announced today that associates working at 41 stores in the Mid-Atlantic Division have ratified a new labor agreement with Local 400.


Gaming

Predictions for the mobile gaming industry

The mobile gaming sector is an industry that moves so fast, we can barely keep up with it. We’re looking into the future.


virginia farm bureau

Virginia Farm Bureau insurance agents honored for performance

Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. has recognized its top agents with awards for their performance in 2015.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe announces grant to accelerate apprenticeship program

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $200,000 Apprenticeship USA State Accelerator Grant to Virginia to expand apprenticeships.