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Oyster chowder heats up dinner options

Oyster chowder heats up dinner options
Oysters are the culinary symbol of passion. So for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, try this oyster chowder recipe from the Virginia Marine Products Board. Or for more oyster recipes, visit virginiaoysters.org.



Romance your sweetheart on Virginia’s oyster trail!

Romance your sweetheart on Virginia’s oyster trail!
Maine has its lobster, Alaska has salmon and Virginia has the oyster.



Farmers need to fill out ag census by Feb. 5

Farmers need to fill out ag census by Feb. 5
Farmers are lagging behind in filling out the 2017 Census of Agriculture.



Get poetic savings on a Valentines Day surprise

Get poetic savings on a Valentines Day surprise
The savings your Farm Bureau membership affords you on Valentines Day surprises is simply poetic!



Close to 100,000 acres of Va. farmland in conservation program

Close to 100,000 acres of Va. farmland in conservation program
Just three years after Virginia’s Resource Management Plan Program was implemented, the program has far exceeded its goal.



Making travel plans? February’s issue of Cultivate should be of interest

Making travel plans? February’s issue of Cultivate should be of interest
Chilly days and nights are a great time to catch up with Farm Bureau with your most recent member publication and Real Virginia, the organization’s weekly television program.



Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect Jan. 26

Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect Jan. 26
The Food Safety Modernization Act will go in effect Jan. 26. Considered the most sweeping update of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years, it will affect the nation’s largest-scale produce growers, including some in Virginia.



Tenth annual ag trade conference set for March

Tenth annual ag trade conference set for March
The 10th annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade is planned for March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.



Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin

Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin
Virginia is home to more than 1.5 million head of beef cattle, and those animals are in danger of ingesting grass infected with a harmful toxin.



New tax laws mean new estate plans needed

New tax laws mean new estate plans needed
Farmers face many financial challenges when attempting to pass the family business to the next generation.



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