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Compromise: A dirty word with the modern Republican Party

Never has “compromise” been treated as such a dirty word as by today’s Republican Party. Never has a party been less interested in working together to do the people’s business.


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Project GROWS leads North Augusta Farmers Market to successful year

Project GROWS is a nonprofit community farm with the mission of improving the overall health among children and youth in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County.


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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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Agriculture proves good use for historic properties

Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


Shamrock Farms Augusta County milk plant opens its doors

Shamrock Farms announced on Friday the grand opening of its Augusta County milk plant. The plant officially opened yesterday with a small ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Todd P. Haymore.


Why not interview Jesse Matthew in 2009?

Jesse Matthew, in jail on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, was working as a cab driver the night that Morgan Harrington disappeared in 2009.


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Fields of Gold agritourism program awarded USDA grant

A growing group of agritourism operators in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia recently received a significant boost in promotional and technical support with the award of a $93,674 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to the Fields of Gold Agritourism Program.


‘Hoofprints of History’ tours readying for a fall run at The Meadow

The legendary Secretariat made many a victorious trip across the finish line during his racing career. Tourists looking for an off-the-beaten-path day trip this fall can make tracks to his birthplace at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.


Sign up now for 2015 Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Virginia farmers and forest land owners can now apply for assistance to protect the health and productivity of their land under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


Hannah Graham family statement

The family of missing UVA student Hannah Graham issued a statement Saturday pleading with the public for any information as to the whereabouts of their daughter, who went missing in the early-morning hours of Sept. 13.


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Farm Bureau encourages dialogue with farmers regarding antibiotics

The American Farm Bureau Federation emphasized U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ commitment to national health and responsible livestock production practices.


Facing likely defeat, EPA abandons farm case in West Virginia

The U.S. EPA decision not to appeal a key federal ruling in favor of West Virginia farmer Lois Alt highlights the cynicism that drives the agency’s water agenda.


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State Fair favorites could change with introduction of new attractions

The State Fair of Virginia is steeped in tradition, but there are plenty of new features that could become fairgoer favorites.


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Cyrus McCormick’s Farm Mill Day set for Oct. 4

The Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center invite the public to the annual Cyrus McCormick’s Farm Mill Day Saturday, October 4 from 9am to 4pm.


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National FFA president from Shenandoah County wrapping up term

The National FFA organization was founded at Virginia Tech in the 1920s, but it’s been 35 years since it was led by a Virginia youth.


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Virginia farmers’ markets among Top 100 in national celebration

Virginians do love their farmers’ markets. That’s evident from the popular vote that landed four Virginia markets in the national Top 100 identified by the American Farmland Trust’s annual “I Love My Farmers Market Celebration.”


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Farm Succession Solutions workshop set for Oct. 23

Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on “Succession Solutions for Farm Families” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Staunton Holiday Inn.


R.T. Smith’s book of new and selected poems reflects the arc of his career

R.T. Smith’s new book of poetry, “In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems” (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his award-winning exploration as a poet for the past 33 years.


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It’s apple season in Virginia, and the crop looks good

Growers report a good crop as state’s 2014 apple harvest gets underway. Virginia Grown apples are ripe and ready—for picking, for purchasing and of course, for eating.


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Christmas tree growers gearing up for the holiday season

A seven-foot-tall, Fraser fir from Claybrooke Farm in Louisa County was named the state’s 2014 Grand Champion Christmas Tree during the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association (VCTGA) annual conference in Winchester.