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Farm Bureau to emphasize agriculture issues at Jan. 29 Legislative Day

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation volunteer leaders will speak with state legislators about issues of interest to the commonwealth’s farmers during the organization’s annual Legislative Day on Jan. 29.


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Biological farming conference set to open Jan. 30

Twenty-five sessions and 2,250 minutes of learning are all rolled into 37.5 hours of information at the 16th Annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference.


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Virginia forage conferences link animal and human health

Beef has periodically gotten a bad rap, but a speaker at an upcoming series of forage and grassland seminars believes beef is the real health food.


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Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia representatives will join more than 5,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in helping shape policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 11-14 at the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.


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My Virginia Plate will be 2015 Virginia AITC book of year

Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has named My Virginia Plate, written by Tammy Maxey and illustrated by Kevin Pitts and Greg Cravens, its 2015 Virginia AITC Book of the Year.


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Dairy production, herd size see notable increases

U.S. milk production is up nearly 4 percent from a year ago, and so is production per cow and the size of the nation’s collective dairy herd.


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GMO foods don’t need labeling, farmers say

On a recent WWBT TV 12 news segment, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives explained that genetically modified crops are no different from conventional crops.


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Moonshine production shifts from outlaws to entrepreneurs

Moonshine has come a long way, from the hills and hollows of Appalachia to the front and center of Virginia’s fast-growing artisanal spirits industry.


Conservation easements prove good option for farmland preservation

One of Virginia’s oldest land conservation options has proven to be a valuable tool for farmers and other landowners seeking to protect their property from development.


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Pulaski aquaponics venture is finalist for recognition

Pulaski Grow, an aquaponics business established in Pulaski County to provide youth job training opportunities, is among four finalists for the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.


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Farmers: Tax extenders help now, permanent solution needed

The U.S. Senate is expected to move forward with legislation that cleared the House of Representatives last week for retroactive tax extenders.


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Rockingham County farmers honored for achievements

Brent and Margaret Arbogast of Rockingham County have been named winners of the 2014 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award.


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Middle-size farms ‘going away,’ 2012 census figures show

The 2012 Census of Agriculture points to a “hollowing out” of the middle of American agriculture, according to Dr. Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist and deputy executive director for public policy.


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Goochland County farmer re-elected president of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Wayne F. Pryor, a Hadensville beef, grain and timber producer, was elected Dec. 4 to a fifth two-year term as president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.


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McAuliffe: Agriculture, forestry essential to ‘the new Virginia economy’

Fog delayed his arrival, but Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was perfectly clear about his vision for agriculture’s and forestry’s role in Virginia’s economy.


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Cotton farmer: ‘We use the term ‘relentless’ to describe harvest

Shelley and Joe Barlow and their son, Joey, grow about 400 acres of cotton. On a particularly good day, they can harvest about 50 acres.


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Virginia tobacco growers weather changes; payments to cease

Virginia tobacco farmers have lived through enormous marketing changes in the past 30 years, and more change is coming. About the only constant has been that tobacco is still an extremely valuable crop that’s worth the time and effort to grow.


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Farm Bureau sees no help for farmers in immigration initiative

The American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation’s largest farm organization, has voiced displeasure with President Obama’s immigration reform initiative.


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Virginia farm products part of nation’s record-setting ag exports

U.S. agricultural exports, including those from Virginia, are at an all-time high. The USDA recently announced that agricultural exports for 2014 totaled $152.5 billion, topping last year’s record $141 billion.


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Farming for the Next Generation is theme of Farm Bureau convention

More than 800 Farm Bureau producer members, voting delegates and guests from across Virginia will look toward the future of farming at this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.


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McAuliffe announces council to tackle nutritional divide

To help bridge the nutritional divide in Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new council that will seek to eliminate childhood hunger and promote Virginia’s agriculture industry.


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Farm Bureau identifies critical issues for 2015

Farm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly.


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Young agriculture professionals needed to fill bounty of jobs

There is an abundance of job opportunities in the food and agriculture fields and a national shortage of young professionals to fill them.


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Hummus company wants Virginia-grown chickpeas

Sabra Dipping Co. has ramped up production in the Richmond area to meet consumer demand for hummus. The company officially opened a major expansion of its Chesterfield County food plant in October.


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Farm Bureau convention to highlight agriculture exports, education

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will join the 2014 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention to discuss the important roles Virginia agriculture and forestry play in the state’s overall economic prosperity.