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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.

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.


USDA sends preliminary survey for the 2017 Census of Agriculture

In preparation for the 2017 Census of Agriculture, the USDA is sending surveys to 1 million potential farmers and ranchers nationwide.

Ken Plum: Legislative redistricting remains an issue

Just last month a panel appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to look at ethics issues in state government recommended that Virginia establish an independent redistricting commission to draw legislative district lines.

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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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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.

Census: Virginia aquaculture sales topped $55 million last year

Virginia is home to nearly 120 commercial aquaculture operations that saw a total of $55.6 million in sales last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released findings from its 2013 Census of Aquaculture on Sept. 29.

Genealogy Roundtable explores Civil War ancestors

The Augusta County Library will host the first in a series of Genealogy Roundtables at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at the Fishersville Library.

Virginia agricultural sales up, farm numbers down, census finds

The sale of agricultural products, both nationally and in Virginia, reached a record high in 2012, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture.

Results from 2012 Census of Agriculture reveal positive findings for Virginia

On May 2, the National Agricultural Statistics Service released final figures from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. These final results follow preliminary figures released by Governor McAuliffe on Feb, 24 indicating many growth areas in Virginia agriculture.

Report: Virginia agriculture, farm sector growing

The amount of land in farms in Virginia increased by more than 229,000 acres, to a total of 8.33 million acres. The average farm size also grew by 10 acres, to 181 acres.

Augusta County Library to host series on researching family history

The Augusta County Library will host a three-part series on Genealogy Basics on Saturdays, March 1, 8 and 15 at 10 a.m. Each week will focus on a different aspect of researching family history with presenters from the Augusta County Genealogical Society.


MPO to host open house to kick off long range transportation plan

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (SAWMPO) will hold a public open house Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Wilson Middle School in Fishersville to kick off the development of a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

Chris Graham: American Community What?

Ever heard of the American Community Survey? I hadn’t either, until I got the first of two threatening letters in the mail from the Census Bureau. “You are required by U.S. law to respond to this survey,” the letter read, as did its followup. “This survey” is a 28-page survey that took me about a […]

Replacement Census questionnaire mailed out

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Beginning today through April 10, many Virginia households will receive a replacement 2010 Census questionnaire designed to increase census mail participation, get a better count for the state, and save taxpayers the higher cost of sending out census takers to collect information.