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Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm

The Fauquier Education Farm is offering four would-be farmers the chance to cultivate their own quarter-acre garden plot.


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Farmers remain engaged in legislative session

For Virginia farmers, January is a time for tax preparation, livestock births, equipment maintenance and professional conferences.


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Virginia Farm Bureau Federation receives national award for marketing software for farmers

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation was one of six state Farm Bureaus honored for innovation Jan. 7 with an American Farm Bureau Federation New Horizon Award.


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Virginia Young Farmers honored at national convention

Two couples representing Virginia Farm Bureau Federation were named national runners-up and a third Virginian was a semifinalist in annual American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions.


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VALOR helps farmers improve leadership, communications skills

A Virginia Tech program is helping Virginia Farm Bureau members improve their leadership and communications skills to support the state’s largest industry.


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Farm Bureau foundation, Agriculture in the Classroom strengthen collaboration

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization are strengthening their collaboration.


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Farm Bureau asks for parameters on GMO labeling rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation has submitted comments regarding a GMO labeling law that it supported in 2016.


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Drivers urged to watch for farm equipment on highways

Fall is one of the busiest times for farmers to move harvesting equipment on public roads.


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Congressman asks Farm Bureau board for input

Rep. Dave Brat, R-7th, told Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board members he would welcome their input on the debate over the 2018 Farm Bill.


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Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC endorses 94 candidates for House seats

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC has announced its endorsement of 94 candidates for seats in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC endorses Gillespie, Vogel, Adams

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC has announced its endorsement of the Republican Party state ticket in the 2017 Virginia elections.


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Stafford County student named Outstanding Young Agriculturalist

Abigail Durheim of Stafford County was named this year’s Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Agriculturalist.


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Gubernatorial candidate forum set for July 28 in Roanoke

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers will host an Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum on July 28 in Roanoke.


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Three agricultural leaders recognized at VFBF Spring Conference

Three Virginia agricultural leaders were recognized at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Spring Conference, held March 17-19.


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State officials share updates with Farm Bureau leaders

State officials outlined some challenges and accomplishments for leaders of the state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization.


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Young Farmers seek help from state agency to ship produce across state lines

Virginia Farm Bureau wants the movement of fruits and vegetables across state lines out from under the purview of the FDA.


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Letter: Farm Bureau, Chesapeake Bay Foundation both backing cost share program

I’m happy that the Virginia Farm Bureau is working with our legislators so that farmers get cost-share funds for conservation practices.


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State, federal grant money available to farmers

Virginia Farm Business Program grants are designed to complement the Agriculture and Forest Industries Development Fund.


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Young Farmers take top honors at national convention

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers took top honors Jan. 9 at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.


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Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia representatives will join nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers.


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Winter doesn’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets

Even when the mercury drops, winter produce, baked goods, local meats, preserved foods and handcrafted items are a draw at Virginia farmers’ markets.


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Montgomery, Pulaski young farmers provide milk for outreach center

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers in Montgomery and Pulaski counties recently raised $4,500 to purchase milk for a local outreach center.


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Virginia newspapers, TV and radio stations earn VFBF Journalism Awards

The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg claimed Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2016 Ishee-Quann Award for Media Excellence.


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Farm Bureau honors three agriculture leaders for distinguished service

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation honored three of its longtime volunteer leaders Nov. 30 with Distinguished Service Awards.


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County Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence of local programs

Farm Bureaus in the counties of Greensville, Isle of Wight, Mecklenburg, Powhatan, Rockingham, Tazewell and Wythe were recognized Nov. 30.


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

Goochland County farmer Wayne F. Pryor was elected to a sixth two-year term as president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.


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Farm Bureau president: Crops or politics, farmers always looking to next year

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation celebrated 90 years of service to Virginia agriculture at its 2016 Annual Convention in Hot Springs.


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American Farm Bureau president outlines challenges for coming year

The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation told Virginia farmers the best way to approach change is as a unified front.


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Growing for the Greater Good is convention theme

Feeding the world is the subject of an award-winning documentary that will be screened at the 2016 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.


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Farm Bureau ready to work with new administration

Farm Bureau members look forward to working with the new president and members of both parties to solve challenges facing farmers and rural America.


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Convention to focus on agriculture industry challenges, solutions

“Growing for the Greater Good” is the theme of the 2016 annual Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.


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New display introduces travelers to state’s farm commodities

The Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee recently presented a colorful map to the Virginia Welcome Center on I-85 South.


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Farm Bureau trades baseball for farming on new set of cards

Trading cards, which feature farmers instead of baseball players, will make their debut at the State Fair of Virginia Sept. 23 to Oct. 2.


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Virginia farmers come to aid of West Virginia flood victims

Farm Bureau producer members in Virginia have stepped up to provide assistance to victims affected by recent flooding in West Virginia.


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Farm Bureau applauds governor, legislature for ag budget

Members of the state’s largest farm organization are pleased with funding of agriculture-related items in the finalized state budget.


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Farm Bureau website following ag aspects of presidential race

The American Farm Bureau Federation has created a website, election16.fb.org, for anyone who wants to follow what presidential candidates are saying to attract the farm vote.


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Farm Bureau to emphasize ag issues at Jan. 28 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. 28.


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Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia representatives will join nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers.


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Farm Bureau members will ask legislature to not support GMO label bills

Any legislation to identify foods that contain genetically modified organisms belongs in Washington, not Richmond, say Farm Bureau members across Virginia.


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Farm Bureau, George Washington Regional Commission receive award for Meadow historic designation

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation recently received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation.


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County Farm Bureaus recognized for excellence of local programs

Farm Bureaus in the counties of Hanover, Nottoway, Powhatan, Russell, Stafford and Tazewell were recognized Dec. 2 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation for their work in educating the public and promoting agriculture and Farm Bureau.


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Farmers need state-inspected scales to measure up

When the state legislature convenes in January, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will encourage lawmakers to keep the weights and measures program adequately funded.


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Foundation helps small Virginia farms secure grant money

More than 250 agricultural businesses nationwide recently were awarded a total of $34 million to help expand their operations and create value-added products.


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Technology helps farmers increase output, lower input costs

From big data to the agricultural drones that can gather that information, farmers are investing in technology to improve their operations.


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Farm Bureau asking legislators to support funds for conservation practices

Each year, Virginia farmers implement practices on their farms that help protect the environment and the Chesapeake Bay. Those practices are not cheap, and farmers often rely on state or federal cost-share programs to help pay for the measures. Virginia Farm Bureau Federation leaders will again urge state legislators to adequately fund the state’s Agriculture Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program to help farmers with those expenses.


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Farm Bureau joins opposition to EPA ‘clean water blueprint’

The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined a coalition of agricultural and other groups asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that allows the Environmental Protection Agency to micromanage land use under the guise of implementing the federal Clean Water Act.


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Convention to mark Farm Bureau’s 90th anniversary

Almost 800 farmers and agricultural dignitaries will help celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation at its annual convention Dec. 1-3 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.


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Farm Bureau to share insights into agriculture during State Fair

State Fair of Virginia visitors stopping at Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s booth will be able to get some hands-on learning about the state’s largest industry: agriculture.


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VFBF AgPAC endorses 115 candidates for General Assembly seats

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the political action committee of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, announced Aug. 21 its endorsement of 28 candidates for the Virginia Senate and 87 candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Congress, Farm Bureau demand answers from EPA

Army Corps of Engineers memoranda reveal dysfunction, secrecy and misconduct at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a congressional committee and the American Farm Bureau Federation are calling on the EPA to abandon its controversial “Waters of the United States” rule.