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2018 Farm Bill to benefit everyone—not just farmers

2018 Farm Bill to benefit everyone—not just farmers
Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill is a top priority for many farmers, but representatives of America’s and Virginia’s largest farm organizations say everyone benefits from the bill.



Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities

Farm Town Strong tackles opioid epidemic in farm communities
The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have joined forces to launch a new awareness campaign called “Farm Town Strong,” to highlight the opioid epidemic’s impact on U.S. farming communities and to provide resources and support for those affected by the crisis.



Speaker: Animal rights groups ‘cherry-picking’ scripture

Speaker: Animal rights groups ‘cherry-picking’ scripture
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is warning American farmers and ranchers that animal rights groups are increasing efforts to give modern agriculture a negative image by attempting to influence major religious denominations.



VFBF receives national award for marketing software for farmers

VFBF receives national award for marketing software for farmers
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation was one of six state Farm Bureaus honored for innovation Jan. 7 with an American Farm Bureau Federation New Horizon Award.



Virginia Young Farmers honored at national convention

Virginia Young Farmers honored at national convention
Two couples representing Virginia Farm Bureau Federation were named national runners-up and a third Virginian was a semifinalist in annual American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions. The competitions were held Jan. 7 and 8 during the AFBF Annual Convention.



Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one

Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one
The 2018 outlook for the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors is generally positive.



Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales

Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales
Consumer trends and federal regulation of milk in school meal programs have dried up some demand for beverage milk.



VA FAIRS offering direct-marketing software for farmers

VA FAIRS offering direct-marketing software for farmers
Farmers and food hubs interested in selling products online have an opportunity to do so more easily.



Cattlemen take extra precautions when weather is frigid

Cattlemen take extra precautions when weather is frigid
January’s weather can be frightful; and for Virginia cattlemen, frigid temperatures call for extra precautions for their livestock.



Study finds personal values affect acceptance of food information

Study finds personal values affect acceptance of food information
When it comes to the credibility of food news and information, truth is relative, according to new research from The Center for Food Integrity.



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