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USDA reports spike in number or organic certifications

USDA reports spike in number or organic certifications
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has announced a significant increase in the number of accredited certified organic farm operations for 2014 and 2015.



US farmers: GMO crops help reduce inputs, enhance conservation

US farmers: GMO crops help reduce inputs, enhance conservation
A majority of U.S. farmers and ranchers surveyed recently indicate biotechnology and genetically modified crops play an important role in farming more efficiently, according to findings released Dec. 15, 2016, by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and National Corn Growers Association.



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Borscht

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Borscht

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.




Young Farmers take top honors at national convention

Young Farmers take top honors at national convention
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers once again took top honors Jan. 9 at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.



New ag and forestry secretary determined to boost rural economy

New ag and forestry secretary determined to boost rural economy
Virginia’s new secretary of agriculture and forestry has rural roots, and he’s determined to help boost the bottom line of the state’s farm and forest producers.



Legislators to ‘Meet Virginia Agriculture’ at Farm Bureau Legislative Day

Legislators to ‘Meet Virginia Agriculture’ at Farm Bureau Legislative Day
State legislators will be able to learn more about agriculture in their districts, as well as issues important to the commonwealth’s farmers, during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day on Jan. 25.



USDA to measure financial well-being of dairy farmers

USDA to measure financial well-being of dairy farmers
Representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service are visiting dairy farms across the nation in January to assess the state of today’s dairy industry.



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Chickpea Polenta with Roasted Asparagus and Brown Sauce

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Chickpea Polenta with Roasted Asparagus and Brown Sauce
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.




Chef Maxwell's recipe for Seared Salmon Filet with Glazed Baby Onions

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Seared Salmon Filet with Glazed Baby Onions
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.



Chef Maxwell's recipe for Strawberry Pork Loin

Chef Maxwell's recipe for Strawberry Pork Loin
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.



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