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Virginia farmers will help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia farmers will help shape national Farm Bureau policies
Seven voting delegates and two alternates from Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will join Farm Bureau producer members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers.



Farm Bureau praises state forester recently appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry

Farm Bureau praises state forester recently appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry
Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced Dec. 14 his appointment of State Forester Bettina Ring as Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry.



Grits Spoonbread

Grits Spoonbread

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.




Mchicha Wa Naza Peanut and Spinach Dip

Mchicha Wa Naza Peanut and Spinach Dip

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.




Attract birds during the winter with variety of feeders

Attract birds during the winter with variety of feeders
In the winter when perennials are sleeping, there is still a lot of enjoyment to be found in the garden.



Farming group says GMO movie may help change minds

Farming group says GMO movie may help change minds
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance believes the documentary Food Evolution may go a long way toward changing people’s minds about genetically modified organisms in agriculture.



Poinsettia plants can brighten up any space

Poinsettia plants can brighten up any space
Trees and flowers may be dormant during the cold winter months, but colorful plants like poinsettias can brighten up any space in your home.



Marketers beefing up holiday ads featuring red meat

Marketers beefing up holiday ads featuring red meat
The National Cattleman’s Beef Association has released new ads for the holidays that encourage consumers to make beef the star of family meals.



Homemade eggnog—season’s sipping, sans Salmonella

Homemade eggnog—season’s sipping, sans Salmonella
While commercially made eggnog is available as early as mid-October, some families still prefer to celebrate the season with a homemade version.



NAFTA exports are rising; so are ag community’s concerns

NAFTA exports are rising; so are ag community’s concerns
As talk of revisions to the North American Free Trade Agreement continue, concern from the U.S. agricultural community over a potential NAFTA withdrawal has intensified.



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