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The chicken dance: Broiler production keeps pace with growing consumer appetites

The chicken dance: Broiler production keeps pace with growing consumer appetites
A recent report by the American Farm Bureau Federation notes that federally inspected broiler, or meat chicken, production and consumption has been growing for nearly a decade.



New VSU program helps open doors for beginning farmers

New VSU program helps open doors for beginning farmers
Virginia State University Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program is offering training for socially disadvantaged and veteran beginning farmers and ranchers in 53 Virginia counties.



Farmers warned invasive pest could damage crops

Farmers warned invasive pest could damage crops
A new invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly, was discovered in January in a stone yard in Frederick County.



Ag safety week highlights hazards facing farmers

Ag safety week highlights hazards facing farmers
Farming ranks as the most dangerous industry in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, every year there are 20 farm work-related deaths for every 100,000 workers, which is six times higher than the combined average for all U.S. workers.



Governor to discuss ag exports’ importance at conference

Governor to discuss ag exports’ importance at conference
Gov. Ralph Northam will discuss Virginia agriculture’s and forestry’s $2.77 billion in exports when he co-hosts the 10th Annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade March 5.



Farmers happy with recent rainfall but need more

Farmers happy with recent rainfall but need more
More than 5 inches of rain in parts of western Virginia the weekend of Feb. 10 led to muddy conditions but happy farmers.



Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!
Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9, and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count!, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.



Agriculture impacted by new government appointees

Agriculture impacted by new government appointees
Gov. Ralph Northam has made appointments for key positions that may impact agriculture.



Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm

Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm
The Fauquier Education Farm is offering four would-be farmers the chance to cultivate their own quarter-acre garden plot.



Farmers remain engaged in legislative session

Farmers remain engaged in legislative session
For Virginia farmers, January is a time for tax preparation, livestock births, equipment maintenance and professional conferences.



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