Tag: Farm Bureau


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.