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Summer weather patterns stress some crops

Summer weather patterns stress some crops
Extremely hot temperatures and only scattered showers are the formula for poor crops for some Virginia farmers every summer, and 2017 is shaping up to be more of the same.



Virginia sweet corn is rolling in

Virginia sweet corn is rolling in
Sweet corn harvest is well underway in Virginia, and farmers across the state are supplying consumers with the summer favorite.



Citrus fruit salad with honey mint lime syrup

Try this recipe for a  delicious spin on a summer salad. 




Virginia has fewer bees but is seeing fewer losses

Virginia has fewer bees but is seeing fewer losses
The number of Virginia honey bee colonies declined between the winter of 2015 and the winter of 2016, but a warm winter may have helped more bees survive this year.



Chlorine dioxide pouches make produce safer

Chlorine dioxide pouches make produce safer
Two Florida companies are working to develop a small plastic pouch designed to make produce safer. The pouch releases chlorine dioxide gas, which eliminates E. coli bacteria and other pathogens from the surfaces of fruits and vegetables.



Farm Bureau says modernized NAFTA must work for U.S. agriculture

Farm Bureau says modernized NAFTA must work for U.S. agriculture
North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for U.S. agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from Nebraska, told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade recently.



Follow the Fruit Loop Trail for hours of family fun

Follow the Fruit Loop Trail for hours of family fun
While Kellogg’s Froot Loops’ mascot, Toucan Sam, encouraged cereal eaters to follow their noses, the Nelson County Department of Economic Development and Tourism is encouraging people to follow a trail of farmers growing more than a dozen varieties of fruit.



It’s just peachy to celebrate stone fruit in August!

It’s just peachy to celebrate stone fruit in August!
Even though peaches originated in China, they are celebrated every August—National Peach Month—in the United States.



Farm Bureau products division never ‘tires’ of saving you money

Farm Bureau products division never ‘tires’ of saving you money
Virginia Farm Bureau’s products division sells competitively priced Cooper auto and truck tires and more through nearly 300 authorized dealers statewide. Products also are available through the division’s warehouse in Henrico County.



Let Member Deals Plus® help you make smart back-to-school shopping choices

Let Member Deals Plus® help you make smart back-to-school shopping choices
There is still some summer to be enjoyed, so do not panic. But if you have back-to-school shopping to take care of, take Virginia Farm Bureau’s Member Deals Plus® with you.



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