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Some Virginia Christmas tree farmers expect shortages

Some Virginia Christmas tree farmers expect shortages
Demand for fresh-cut Virginia Christmas trees continues to increase, and some growers are coming up short.



Farmers digging into winter planting season

Farmers digging into winter planting season
Fall is harvest season for most Virginia crops, but it’s also planting season for some farmers, especially winter wheat growers.



Farm to Table Conference set for early December

Farm to Table Conference set for early December
The sixth annual Virginia Farm to Table Conference will be held Dec. 6 and 7 at Blue Ridge Community College’s Plecker Workforce Center in Augusta County.



Virginia farmers to raise 17 million turkeys this year

Virginia farmers to raise 17 million turkeys this year
The number of turkeys raised in Virginia this year is expected to total 17 million, according to the Virginia office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The finding is from a Sept. 1 survey conducted in major turkey-producing states.



Report finds farmers’ animal care continuously improving

Report finds farmers’ animal care continuously improving
A recent report from the Animal Agriculture Alliance found that livestock producers are making strides in animal care, environmental sustainability and food safety.



Cabbage still in season in Virginia

Cabbage still in season in Virginia
Cabbage was once a mainstay of Carroll County farmers. Local growers say 25 years ago 5 percent of the nation’s cabbage supply came from this mountainous region. Today, 78 percent of the nation’s cabbage is grown in five other states, but some Carroll County growers still make a profit harvesting it each year through the end of November.



Beer-battered Fish

Beer-battered Fish
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Cornbread and Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Cornbread and Pumpkin Bread Pudding
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Beef tastes good no matter how you dress it!

Beef tastes good no matter how you dress it!
Whether it’s dressed up or dressed down, beef makes a satisfying meal. Try this holiday appetizer or classic stew from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.



Winter is coming: make sure your home is prepared

Winter is coming: make sure your home is prepared
As winter approaches, be prepared by readying your home for potential inclement weather.



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