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Mild winter could leave farmers high and dry this spring

Mild winter could leave farmers high and dry this spring
A warm, dry winter already had affected many Virginia farmers this spring. The worst could be yet to come if the state does not get adequate rain, according to Jerry Stenger, director of the Virginia State Office of Climatology.



Americans agree across party lines when rating sustainability of farms

Americans agree across party lines when rating sustainability of farms
Some common ground: Democrats and Republicans agree that agriculture is a sustainable industry, and both believe sustainability incentives should be used instead of government regulation of farms.



Gardeners advised to toughen up seedlings for spring planting

Gardeners advised to toughen up seedlings for spring planting
Now that it’s officially spring, gardeners who started their own transplants from seed over the winter are thinking about putting them in the ground.



April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—are you watching the road?

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—are you watching the road?
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week

Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week
More than 1,200 Virginia Farm Bureau volunteers and members of the state’s agricultural community marked Agriculture Literacy Week by reading to 50,000 preschool and elementary school students.



Craft beers increasingly made with Virginia ingredients

Craft beers increasingly made with Virginia ingredients
Virginia’s drink industry is overflowing with more than 175 craft breweries, 14 cideries, 47 distilleries and 282 wineries, and that’s leading to more opportunities for farmers to grow ingredients.



Three agricultural leaders recognized at VFBF Spring Conference

Three Virginia agricultural leaders were recognized at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Spring Conference, held March 17-19.



Virginia business owners can grow with 14-step process

Virginia business owners can grow with 14-step process
Business owners interested in capturing a greater market share have an opportunity to attend a one-day workshop with an internationally-recognized business consultant.



Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival

Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival
A farm-to-fork dinner, a brand-new Secretariat-themed beer, a birthday celebration and dozens of clinics, demonstrations and seminars are part of the March 24-26 Virginia Horse Festival.



Peanut plantings expected to be on the rise in 2017

Peanut plantings expected to be on the rise in 2017
Plantings of Virginia peanuts have been on the decline, but for the first time in several years industry analysts expect that to change.



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