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Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed

Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed
The Virginia Tobacco Commission has awarded a grant to help grow Southern Virginia wineries.



Virginia cotton production hit more wrinkles in 2016

Virginia cotton production hit more wrinkles in 2016
Corn and soybean producers in Virginia managed to have a good year in 2016 despite weather challenges, but cotton growers saw their yields plummet as heavy rain ended the growing season.



School system finds flavored milk does a budget good

School system finds flavored milk does a budget good
Los Angeles’ public school system is crediting flavored milk with offsetting some of its budget deficit.



State, federal grant money available to farmers

State, federal grant money available to farmers
Two of the latest grant opportunities for Virginia farmers and agribusiness operators are the Virginia Farm Business Development Program, announced last fall, and a federal local foods and farmers’ market grant program.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.




Outback extraordinaire headlines Virginia Horse Festival at The Meadow Event Park

Outback extraordinaire headlines Virginia Horse Festival at The Meadow Event Park
Outback horseman extraordinaire Guy McLean will perform and hold clinics at the third annual Virginia Hose Festival March 24-26 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.



Celebrate National Chocolate Lover’s Month with a delicious dessert for your love

Celebrate National Chocolate Lover’s Month with a delicious dessert for your love
February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month, and what better way to celebrate than by preparing a delicious chocolate dessert for someone you love?



Hundreds of volunteers will visit schools during Agriculture Literacy Week

Hundreds of volunteers will visit schools during Agriculture Literacy Week
Every spring, as many as 1,000 volunteers visit Virginia classrooms and read books about agriculture to more than 50,000 children.



Farm leaders pleased with Perdue pick as agriculture secretary

Farm leaders pleased with Perdue pick as agriculture secretary
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as his secretary of agriculture, and leaders of the nation’s and state’s largest agricultural organizations are pleased with that pick.



Economist: Farms have changed significantly over past three decades

Economist: Farms have changed significantly over past three decades
Farm income is down, according to Dr. Bob Young, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Young spoke at the organization’s Jan. 8-11 annual convention.



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