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Virginia ranks ninth nationwide for local food sales

Virginia ranks ninth nationwide for local food sales
Virginia ranks ninth nationally for direct farm sales, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service study on local food marketing practices.



Agricultural safety week to focus on farmers’ best investment

Agricultural safety week to focus on farmers’ best investment
Agricultural safety is one of the best investments for farmers and ranchers.



Caroline educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

Caroline educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year
Jessica Pittman, a first grade teacher in Caroline County, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Teacher of the Year.



Organic food producers, handlers eligible for certification cost share reimbursements

Organic food producers, handlers eligible for certification cost share reimbursements
Starting March 20, organic food producers and handlers will be able to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic transitional certification, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Young Farmers seek help from state agency to ship produce across state lines

Young Farmers seek help from state agency to ship produce across state lines
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation wants the movement of Virginia-grown fruits and vegetables across state lines to be regulated by a state agency rather than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



Annual agricultural trade conference will showcase successes, challenges

Annual agricultural trade conference will showcase successes, challenges
The ninth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade is set for March 6-7 in Richmond, and agricultural leaders are calling it a timely opportunity to highlight the value of farm and forest exports to the state and national economies.



Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely

Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely
U.S. truck drivers travel more than 430 billion miles each year. Large trucks’ size and handling characteristics require careful driving, not only by operators but also by motorists around them.



Dairy producers asked to participate in Farm Bureau survey

Dairy producers asked to participate in Farm Bureau survey
The American Farm Bureau Federation and American Farm Bureau Insurance Services have been collaborating to develop a new dairy insurance product and are hosting an online survey to support market research efforts.



Farm group working to find funding for environmental practices

Farm group working to find funding for environmental practices
If it hadn’t been for state cost-share money, Ronnie Nuckols said, he wouldn’t have been able to install 14 fences to keep his cattle out of streams.



Farmers, forest landowners can apply for environmental quality incentives

Farmers, forest landowners can apply for environmental quality incentives
Virginia farmers and forest landowners can apply for assistance to protect the health and productivity of their land under the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program.