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Corn exports vital, even in corn-deficit Virginia

When it comes to raising corn, Virginia is not a major player on the national stage. But corn exports from the Old Dominion are still important.

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Dominion’s eBill enrollments climb over 1 million

More than 1 million Dominion Virginia Power customers are now enrolled in eBill — Dominion’s paperless billing program.


Grant Thornton to invest $15.75 million to expand in Northern Virginia

Grant Thornton LLP, a leading U.S. professional-services firm, will invest $15.75 million to grow its presence across the Northern Virginia region.


Virginia unemployment rate lowest since May 2008

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is now at 3.8 percent—the lowest rate since the May 2008 rate of 3.8 percent.


Department of Labor signs agreement with VEC to protect workers from misclassification

The Department of Labor and the Virginia Employment Commission signed an agreement intended to protect employees’ rights.


Performance Livestock and Feed Company to establish feed production operation in Virginia

Performance Livestock and Feed Company, Inc., will invest $4.2 million to establish a new feed production operation in Henry County.

McAuliffe announces new private sector sponsorship for MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has agreed to participate as a Platinum Sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program.

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McAuliffe signs Food Crop Donation Tax Credit bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe today ceremonially signed the Food Crop Donation Tax Credit legislation.


Alcoa to invest more than $8 million to expand manufacturing operation in Henry County

Alcoa will invest more than $8 million to expand its aerospace forging capabilities at its manufacturing operation in Henry County.

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Augusta Health employees give back to community

During the recent employee campaign for the Augusta Health Foundation, employees donated $104,489 to patient programs and funds.


Worst corporate welfare criticism ever

Leave it to someone at the Cato Institute to write a column attacking corporate welfare on the grounds that it victimizes the recipients.

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Steve Landes named to Growth and Opportunity Board

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, was appointed to the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board by House Speaker William Howell, R-Stafford.


Virginia winter wheat production forecast down 16 percent from 2015

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday that Virginia farmers expect to harvest 11.7 million bushels of winter wheat during 2016.

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Robert Hurt: Encourage economic prosperity

This past week, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced a robust plan to replace the Dodd-Frank Act.

New website for Texas Fly Fishing Festival produced by AFP

The Texas Fly Fishing Festival has a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.


Robert Hurt introduces bill to improve small business access to capital

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia has introduced the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 5424).


May 2016 Virginia general fund revenue collections up 6.4%

May revenue collections for the Commonwealth of Virginia increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.9 percent.

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Columbia Gas of Virginia releases 2015 sustainability report

The parent company of Columbia Gas of Virginia, NiSource (NYSE:NI) has released its 2015 Sustainability Report.


AAA: Gas prices continue to push upward

Tightening supply combined with strong gasoline demand contributed to national gas prices moving higher over the past week.


SCC advises former licensed insurance agents of possible data breach

The State Corporation Commission is advising former licensed insurance agents of the potential improper access to their personal data by a former contractor.


Governor McAuliffe announces 2016 Research Commercialization Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday $3.4 million in funding to support 48 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund.

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Governor McAuliffe presented 2016 BIO Governor of the Year Award

Governor Terry McAuliffe was presented with the 2016 Governor of the Year award from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.


National Small Farm Conference coming to Virginia Beach

The seventh annual National Small Farm Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.


Bright season is ahead for Virginia berries

It’s the time of year when fresh Virginia-grown blueberries and blackberries are ripe for the picking.

Rep. Gwen Moore: GOP continues assault on Dodd-Frank

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) comments on a new Republican bill aimed at dismantling the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform.


Gregory Lumber to expand sawmill operation in Pittsylvania County

Gregory Lumber, Inc. will expand its sawmill operations in Pittsylvania County, creating three new jobs in the county.


Kroger ratifies agreement with UFCW Local 400

Kroger announced today that associates working at 41 stores in the Mid-Atlantic Division have ratified a new labor agreement with Local 400.


Predictions for the mobile gaming industry

The mobile gaming sector is an industry that moves so fast, we can barely keep up with it. We’re looking into the future.

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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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McAuliffe announces grant to accelerate apprenticeship program

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $200,000 Apprenticeship USA State Accelerator Grant to Virginia to expand apprenticeships.