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Despite setbacks, small grains play important role on state’s farms

Despite setbacks, small grains play important role on state’s farms
Virginia barley and winter wheat harvests have been on a downward trend for several years, and 2016 was an especially disappointing one for growers.



Proposed rule could help consumers make informed food choices

Proposed rule could help consumers make informed food choices
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has proposed an amendment to nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products.



Preliminary work on next census of agriculture begins

The 2017 Census of Agriculture is coming, and farmers are urged to promptly reply to a preliminary letter arriving soon in the mail.



Hops conference planned for growers, brewers

The South Atlantic Hops Conference for hops growers, brewers and others with an interest in the hops industry will be held March 24 and 25 at the Crown Plaza Resort in Ashville, N.C.



Health insurance enrollment ends Jan. 31

Open enrollment can be confusing, but we’ll help you make sense of it all!




New year, new website – streamlined and more mobile-friendly!

Virginia Farm Bureau is starting out the new year with a new, streamlined website.



Winter can’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets

Winter can’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets
Winter produce, baked goods, local meats, preserved foods and handcrafted items are a draw at Virginia farmers’ markets, many of which are open year-round.



Slow cookers simmer up warm meals on cold winter days

Slow cookers simmer up warm meals on cold winter days
January is typically a cold month, and people like to stay indoors. Observe National Meat Month and National Soup Month by making a slow cooker soup that will be ready for you when you get home in the evening.



Budget cuts could have dramatic impact on state’s largest industry

Budget cuts could have dramatic impact on state’s largest industry

Conservation, forestry and wildlife control have all taken huge hits in Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s reductions to the state budget.




Sleep Tight Farm named 2017 Virginia AITC book of the year

Sleep Tight Farm named 2017 Virginia AITC book of the year
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has named Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter, a children’s book by Eugenie Doyle, its 2017 Book of the Year.