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With so many labels, it can be hard to know eggs-actly what you’re buying!

With so many labels, it can be hard to know eggs-actly what you’re buying!
It’s still the “Incredible, Edible Egg.” But since the catchy jingle was introduced in 1977 by the American Egg Board, grocery store shelves have expanded to include cartons and cartons of eggs with different labels such as “organic,” “cage-free,” “hormone-free” and “natural.” 



Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo

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




Charlotte County man named Farm Bureau Ambassador

Charlotte County man named Farm Bureau Ambassador
Chandler Vaughan of Keysville has been named the 2017 Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador. He was honored at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Spring Conference, held March 17-19 in Williamsburg.



Greensville County farmer and educator receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition

Greensville County farmer and educator receives Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition
Teresa Lindberg of Jarratt was honored through the Virginia Farm Bureau Lady Leader recognition program March 18 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Spring Conference in Williamsburg.



Grayson County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year

Grayson County producer is Farm Bureau’s Farm Woman of the Year
Dr. Mary Tomlinson of Galax has been named Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Farm Woman of the Year. She was honored during the VFBF Spring Conference, held March 17-19 in Williamsburg.



Potato Salad

Potato Salad

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




Gardeners advised to toughen up seedlings for spring planting

Gardeners advised to toughen up seedlings for spring planting
Now that it’s officially spring, gardeners who started their own transplants from seed over the winter are thinking about putting them in the ground.



Americans agree across party lines when rating sustainability of farms

Americans agree across party lines when rating sustainability of farms
Some common ground: Democrats and Republicans agree that agriculture is a sustainable industry, and both believe sustainability incentives should be used instead of government regulation of farms.



Mild winter could leave farmers high and dry this spring

Mild winter could leave farmers high and dry this spring
A warm, dry winter already had affected many Virginia farmers this spring. The worst could be yet to come if the state does not get adequate rain, according to Jerry Stenger, director of the Virginia State Office of Climatology.



Broccoli Potato Soup

Broccoli Potato Soup

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs. Chef Maxwell shares delicious seasonal recipes in Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



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