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Farm Bureau to emphasize ag issues at Jan. 28 Legislative Day

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation volunteer leaders will speak with state legislators about issues of interest to the commonwealth’s farmers during the organization’s annual Legislative Day on Jan. 28.


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Farm Bureau, George Washington Regional Commission receive award for Meadow historic designation

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation recently received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation.


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Four Virginia newspapers, one television station capture Farm Bureau Journalism Awards

The Tidewater News in Franklin claimed Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s Ishee-Quann Award for Media Excellence, which recognizes the best of all entries in the organization’s annual Journalism Award competition.


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Farmers need state-inspected scales to measure up

When the state legislature convenes in January, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will encourage lawmakers to keep the weights and measures program adequately funded.


Survey: Virginia Thanksgiving meal cost decreases for 2015

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $4.50 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.


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Convention to mark Farm Bureau’s 90th anniversary

Almost 800 farmers and agricultural dignitaries will help celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation at its annual convention Dec. 1-3 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.


Farm equipment exhibit at fair will emphasize road safety

Fall is one of the busiest times for farmers to move harvesting equipment on public roads, a fact Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Program participants would like to drive home with visitors to the State Fair of Virginia.


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Dickie Bell endorsed by AgPAC

Delegate Dickie Bell(R-20) last week received the endorsement of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the organization’s political action committee, in the race for the 20th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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VFBF AgPAC endorses 115 candidates for General Assembly seats

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the political action committee of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, announced Aug. 21 its endorsement of 28 candidates for the Virginia Senate and 87 candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Farm Bureau to emphasize agriculture issues at Jan. 29 Legislative Day

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation volunteer leaders will speak with state legislators about issues of interest to the commonwealth’s farmers during the organization’s annual Legislative Day on Jan. 29.


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Biological farming conference set to open Jan. 30

Twenty-five sessions and 2,250 minutes of learning are all rolled into 37.5 hours of information at the 16th Annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference.


Virginia forage conferences link animal and human health

Beef has periodically gotten a bad rap, but a speaker at an upcoming series of forage and grassland seminars believes beef is the real health food.


Dairy production, herd size see notable increases

U.S. milk production is up nearly 4 percent from a year ago, and so is production per cow and the size of the nation’s collective dairy herd.


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GMO foods don’t need labeling, farmers say

On a recent WWBT TV 12 news segment, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives explained that genetically modified crops are no different from conventional crops.


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Moonshine production shifts from outlaws to entrepreneurs

Moonshine has come a long way, from the hills and hollows of Appalachia to the front and center of Virginia’s fast-growing artisanal spirits industry.


Conservation easements prove good option for farmland preservation

One of Virginia’s oldest land conservation options has proven to be a valuable tool for farmers and other landowners seeking to protect their property from development.


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Rockingham County farmers honored for achievements

Brent and Margaret Arbogast of Rockingham County have been named winners of the 2014 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award.


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Goochland County farmer re-elected president of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Wayne F. Pryor, a Hadensville beef, grain and timber producer, was elected Dec. 4 to a fifth two-year term as president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.


Cotton farmer: ‘We use the term ‘relentless’ to describe harvest

Shelley and Joe Barlow and their son, Joey, grow about 400 acres of cotton. On a particularly good day, they can harvest about 50 acres.


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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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.


McAuliffe announces council to tackle nutritional divide

To help bridge the nutritional divide in Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new council that will seek to eliminate childhood hunger and promote Virginia’s agriculture industry.


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Farm Bureau identifies critical issues for 2015

Farm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly.


Hummus company wants Virginia-grown chickpeas

Sabra Dipping Co. has ramped up production in the Richmond area to meet consumer demand for hummus. The company officially opened a major expansion of its Chesterfield County food plant in October.


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Farm Bureau convention to highlight agriculture exports, education

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will join the 2014 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention to discuss the important roles Virginia agriculture and forestry play in the state’s overall economic prosperity.


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U.S. pork production set to surpass beef for first time since 1950s

U.S. pork producers are poised to ramp up production in the coming year, while beef cattle producers have been paring down their herds.