Tag: agriculture

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Agriculture impacted by new government appointees

Gov. Ralph Northam has made appointments for key positions that may impact agriculture.

Free sustainable farming resources available for high school teachers

Free lesson plans about sustainable agriculture are now available for high school teachers.

AITC marks 25 years of connecting Virginia children to agriculture

The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Candidates pledge support of agriculture, forestry during Roanoke forum

The candidates for governor vowed to support the state’s largest industries during the 2017 Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum.

Farm Bureau calls agriculture education bill before Congress ‘critical’ for industry’s future

The nation’s largest agricultural organization is calling an ag education bill before Congress critical for ensuring the industry’s future.

Farm Bureau says modernized NAFTA must work for U.S. agriculture

North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for U.S. agriculture.

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

June 30 deadline for new farmers to sign up for 2017 Census of Agriculture

New farmers and ranchers have until the end of June to ensure they are represented in this year’s Census of Agriculture.


Politicians get on-the-farm lessons during ag tour

Lynchburg area politicians acquired some on-the-farm knowledge May 13 during a tour of three Bedford County farms.


Wheat buyers checking quality during Mid-Atlantic tour

Imagine touring a factory and inspecting the quality of the materials that will be used to build your next car.

Farmers can ensure they are counted in 2017 Census of Agriculture

New farmers and producers who did not receive a 2017 Census of Agriculture survey still have time to ensure they are counted in the next census.


Farm leaders pleased with confirmation of Perdue as agriculture secretary

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was confirmed as the 31st secretary of agriculture.

Pass it on: Without agriculture, we’d all starve

Agriculture is sort of a big word but a simple concept: at its heart, agriculture equals food.

VSU will offer urban agriculture certification program this spring

Virginia State University will offer a 10-week certification program in urban agriculture starting March 11.

Virginia’s top corn, soybean producing counties

Accomack County leads Virginia in corn and soybean production, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.


Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm

Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program will holds its seventh annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 6-10.

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Improvements in the agricultural sector

Farmers have welcomed the appointment of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.

Preliminary work on next census of agriculture begins

The 2017 Census of Agriculture is coming, and farmers are urged to promptly reply to a preliminary letter arriving soon in the mail.


Study: Fear-based messaging negatively affects consumption of fresh produce

A recent study found that fear-based messaging tactics have led to a decline in produce consumption among low-income shoppers.

Industry strives to attract next generation to agricultural careers

Even though there is a shortage of young people considering careers in agriculture, there are signs more students are pursuing ag education.

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Virginia wheat and barley production down in 2016

Virginia farmers harvested 9.28 million bushels of winter wheat during the summer of 2016 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.