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Shoppers will save money this summer on burgers and steaks

Shoppers will save money this summer on burgers and steaks
Just as grilling season gets underway, consumers can expect to pay less for burgers and steaks for their cookouts.



Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal

Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal
The omnibus bill Congress passed last week to fund the government through Sept. 30 restored $95 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business and Cooperative Service.



Farm leaders pleased with confirmation of Perdue as agriculture secretary

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was confirmed as the 31st secretary of agriculture, and leaders of the nation’s and state’s largest agricultural organizations are pleased with that pick.



Cook meat to proper temperatures to prevent foodborne illness

Cook meat to proper temperatures to prevent foodborne illness
As outdoor temperatures rise, so does the use of grills. Whenever you’re grilling—outdoors or inside—it’s critical to cook meat to the proper temperature.



Sell-by date confusion to be cleared up soon

Sell-by date confusion to be cleared up soon
Many Americans have no idea what “sell by” labels actually mean. So after 40 years of letting consumers guess, the grocery industry has made a move to clear up the confusion.



Wheat buyers checking quality during mid-Atlantic tour

Wheat buyers checking quality during mid-Atlantic tour
Imagine touring a factory and inspecting the quality of the materials that will be used to build your next car. That’s similar to what millers, granary operators and traders will be doing May 31 in Virginia as part of the mid-Atlantic wheat tour.



Read the history you helped shape

Read the history you helped shape
From the Ground Up: Growth of a Modern Farm Bureau, a history of Virginia Farm Bureau published last fall, is available for purchase.



Farmers can ensure they are counted in 2017 census

Farmers can ensure they are counted in 2017 census
New farmers and producers who did not receive a 2012 Census of Agriculture survey still have time to ensure they are counted in the next census.



Va. grain farmers enjoying near-perfect planting conditions

Va. grain farmers enjoying near-perfect planting conditions
Virginia grain growers have enjoyed almost perfect planting conditions so far this spring.



Virginia farmers join forces to help wildfire victims

Virginia farmers join forces to help wildfire victims
Members of more than 40 county Farm Bureaus in Virginia have donated nearly $44,000 to assist fellow farmers affected by destructive wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.



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