Tag: Southside Virginia

Berry program available for Southside Virginia farmers

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists at Virginia State University are looking for Southside farmers interested in growing blackberries, blueberries or strawberries.

Vineyard grant expected to boost wine grape acreage in Southside

An $800,000 Southern Virginia Vineyard Development and Expansion Grant is expected to foster new and expanded wine grape acreage in Southside Virginia.

Virginia tobacco growers weather changes; payments to cease

Virginia tobacco farmers have lived through enormous marketing changes in the past 30 years, and more change is coming. About the only constant has been that tobacco is still an extremely valuable crop that’s worth the time and effort to grow.

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Robert Hurt: Reforming the tax code and allowing small business to grow

As I traveled along Route 58 recently, touring a variety of manufacturing companies, I talked with small business owners and working Virginians about the biggest issues for success in their businesses.


Buy firewood locally, and know how much you’re buying

With fall’s cooler days approaching, state officials are urging Virginians to buy their firewood from local sources and to make sure they get all the wood they pay for.

Politics Notebook: Dems blast Bill Stanley healthcare tour, new Gillespie Senate ad

Virginia Democrats are raising issue with State Sen. Bill Stanley and his healthcare tour in Southside Virginia.

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Robert Hurt: Senate should join House jobs effort

My top priority in Congress has always been adopting policies that will lead to the creation of private sector jobs for the hardworking individuals and families of Virginia’s Fifth District.

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam concludes Southside, Southwest VA swing

This afternoon Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam finished a two-day barnstorm trip through Southwest and Southside Virginia, his first as the Commonwealth’s lieutenant governor.

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Robert Hurt: Small businesses are the key to more jobs

Last week, I traveled the Fifth District visiting small businesses throughout Central and Southside Virginia in recognition of National Small Business Week.

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Robert Hurt: Working to put forth pro-growth policies

Since being elected to Congress, my top priority has always been adopting policies that will lead to the creation of private sector jobs for the hardworking individuals and families of Virginia’s Fifth District.

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Robert Hurt: Jobs remain our top priority

I was pleased to take part in two events that demonstrated that opportunities are on the horizon for our communities. Danville’s job fair, sponsored by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, was an encouraging display, with 35 area employers advertising nearly 700 available positions.

Fort Pickett chosen as site for embassy security training center

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with Reps. Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt applauded today’s announcement that Fort Pickett will be the location for a new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center to train U.S. diplomatic and government personnel assigned to high-threat posts around the world.

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Robert Hurt: A victory for job creation in Virginia’s Fifth District

Last week’s March Jobs Report once again demonstrated that this administration’s policies are hindering the dynamic economic and job growth we so desperately need.

Partnership between UVa. Health System, Centra to improve kidney care

In a significant step to enhance access and quality of care for Southside Virginia patients, University of Virginia Health System and Centra are teaming up to open new dialysis centers in Farmville and Appomattox.

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Robert Hurt: Working together with our local leaders to enhance our communities

Over the past week, I had the opportunity to meet with local elected officials throughout Central and Southside Virginia who join me in representing the two cities, 21 counties, and 39 towns that make up Virginia’s Fifth District.

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.