Tag: risk management

charlottesville

Charlottesville appoints Chris Cullinan director of finance

At its December 1 meeting, Charlottesville City Council appointed Chris Cullinan as Director of Finance for the City of Charlottesville.


farmers

Livestock producers urged to enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.


business

Enrollment for new dairy farm risk management program to begin Sept. 2

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program.


American Farm Bureau offering farm bill resources online

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a series of videos and launched a website at goo.gl/ujjnny to help farmers, landowners and other stakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 farm bill.


farmers

USDA announces $25M to turn commodities into value-added products

USDA is investing $25 million to help 247 businesses nationwide expand their operations and create new products to market.


newspaper

2014 Farm Bill information session in Weyers Cave on Aug. 20

Farmers and farm landowners are cordially invited to attend the session to be held August 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Weyers Cave Community Center, 682 Weyers Cave Road, Weyers Cave, VA.


farmers

Grants to help veterans, minority farmers get started in agriculture

Partnerships continue USDA efforts supporting new farmers and build greater diversity in American agriculture


newspaper

First participants in conservation stewardship program can renew

Producers with expiring USDA Stewardship Program contracts have from July 11 until Sept. 12, 2014 to renew and add conservation activities that will support their natural resource improvement activities and fine-tune their conservation plans.


healthcare

Report: Doctor shopping in Virginia on decline

Behaviors associated with doctor shopping for the illegitimate use of prescription drugs is on the decline in Virginia, according to newly released data from the Department of Health Professions’ (DHP) Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).


mark herring

Attorney General Herring appoints panel to identify reforms, efficiencies in office

Attorney General Mark Herring announced the creation of a three-member review panel charged with identifying reforms and efficiencies within the Office of the Attorney General that advance his priority of delivering high-quality, timely, and cost-effective legal work to the people of Virginia and their state government.


congress

Critical 2014 farm bill passes House, farmers pleased

Farmers across the country are applauding the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 2642, the five-year Agricultural Act of 2014. The farm bill, which the House approved 251-166, now heads to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it next week.


virginia farm bureau

Risk manager offers steps to better market crops, livestock

Mark Gold told farmers attending a Dec. 3 risk management workshop that he could help them better market their livestock and crops in an ever-changing market. Gold, who is president, CEO and managing partner of Top Third Ag Marketing, spoke on “Get What’s Coming to You: Risk Management for Every Farmer.”