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Podcast: What is Pay for Success?

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks with Josh Ogburn from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA and Emily Gustafsson-Wright from the Brookings Institution to learn more about Pay for Success, a new model for providing funding for social services.


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Virginia population growth slows to decades low level: Cities rebound

Virginia’s population has increased by less than 1 percent each year since 2010 – the commonwealth’s lowest growth rate in decades.


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Governor McAuliffe announces $1.5 million in farmland preservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the recipients of fiscal year 2015 farmland preservation grants. Six localities have been awarded more than $1,581,000 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


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Copper Fox Distillery committing to source 100% Virginia-grown products, revitalize Williamsburg site

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Copper Fox Distillery (www.copperfox.biz) will open its second malting, production, aging, and tasting facility in the City of Williamsburg.


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Governor McAuliffe announces third round of agriculture, forestry planning grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the award of four planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID).


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McAuliffe announces opening of Indian market for Virginia apple exports

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced new export sales of Virginia apples to India, a significant market opening in one of the world’s largest economies and population bases.


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McAuliffe announces first Mid-Atlantic commercial hops processing operation

Black Hops Farm, LLC will initially convert 15 acres of former pasture land into a hopsyard and build a new processing facility, becoming the largest hopsyard in Virginia.


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UVA researchers find declining enrollment in most Virginia school divisions

While the overall population in Virginia is growing, public school enrollment increased in fewer than than one-third of school divisions in the commonwealth between 2008 and 2013.


Governor McAuliffe announces third annual CiderWeekVA

November 14-23 will mark the third annual CiderWeekVA festival continuing the tradition of sharing delicious, locally fermented, artisanal ciders from across the Commonwealth.


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McAuliffe announces new biotech agricultural export deal to China

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced as part of his trade and marketing mission to Asia that Agrivita Biogroup, Inc. has reached new export deals of animal feed additives to Chinese importers.


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Study finds agriculture still a large part of Fauquier economy

According to a recent economic impact study, Fauquier County farmland is serving as a barrier against sprawling development that characterizes parts of adjacent counties.


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McAuliffe announces new specialty crop grants for Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced funding for 16 agriculture-related projects aimed at promoting and enhancing the competitiveness of Virginia’s specialty crops and creating more economic opportunities.


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Virginia wine sales reach new record high in fiscal year 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that sales of Virginia wine continued solid growth in fiscal year 2014 and reached another record level, increasing by almost 2% from fiscal year 2013.