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Virginia Farm Bureau to host discussion on shaping agriculture’s future

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will host a Collegiate Farm-to-Table Agriculture Education event Sept. 15 at Longwood University.


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Farm Bureau applauds additional funding for forestry department

The Virginia Department of Forestry will receive increased funding for two vital forestry programs that the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has supported.


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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.


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Virginia Farm Bureau Grain Marketing key player in supply chain

According to the USDA, Virginia farmers produced more than half a billion bushels of grain and soybeans between 2006 and 2012.


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Virginia Farm Bureau marking myriad of milestones

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation marked the beginning of its 90th year at the 2015 annual convention last fall.


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Agriculture Literacy Project activities reached 35,000 students

As many as 35,000 elementary school students learned how their favorite breakfast foods arrive on their plates during a two-week celebration of agriculture.


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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.


Tornadoes wreak havoc on some of state’s farms

One week after eight confirmed tornadoes touched down in Virginia, more than 126 farmowner storm claims had been received by the Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.


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Ag groups voice support for bill to standardize GMO labeling

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is joining the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association in supporting a new bill that would streamline biotechnology labeling laws.


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Three Virginia young farmers receive national honors

For the first time ever, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation had finalists in all three Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention.


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To prevent timber theft, mark and maintain boundary lines

The single most important thing landowners can do to protect timberland is to know their boundary lines and maintain them.


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Regulatory reform lawsuits proving necessary, farmers told

In 2015 the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation joined several legal cases in support of the organization’s policy positions.


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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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New campaign encourages farmers to vote this fall

The best way for the concerns of rural communities to be recognized on the local, state and national levels is for farmers and other rural residents to get out and vote.


Price survey finds picnic foods still affordable

An informal survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation found consumers can enjoy a retail price cut on basic picnic food items this summer and feed 10 people for less than $4 per person.


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Virginia Farm Bureau satisfied with elk management plan

The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries made a decision at its June 2 meeting to allow elk hunting in 28 counties, pending a clear elk management plan that is agreed upon by agriculture leaders and other stakeholders.


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With hurricane season in mind, make home repairs, preparations

Winds and rains from hurricanes or tropical storms can cause significant damage to personal property. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety encourages residents to strengthen the critical elements of their property to protect it from hurricane damage.


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Farmers seek balance in drone regulations

As the Federal Aviation Administration drafts final regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft in agriculture, farmers are seeking to protect privacy and reap the benefits of a new tool for precision agriculture.


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Farm Bureau marks Ag Week by donating food, reading to children

Virginia Farm Bureau employees at that organization’s office in Goochland County donated nearly one ton of food—2,000 pounds—to mark National Ag Week, March 15-21.


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Seed Survivor mobile display aims to educate about agriculture

Farm Bureau teamed up with Agrium Inc. to bring the Seed Survivor exhibit to public and private schools across the commonwealth.


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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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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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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 equipment on roads calls for driver cooperation

It’s harvest time for many Virginia farmers, and that means super-size farm vehicles are on the road in many communities. Virginia Farm Bureau is encouraging both farmers and motorists to exercise caution.


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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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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.