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It’s time for Virginia farmers to be counted

It’s time for Virginia farmers to be counted
Virginia farmers have a special project awaiting them over the holidays. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has begun mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture form to nearly 45,000 Virginia producers.



U.S. egg production recovers, prices returning to normal

U.S. egg production recovers, prices returning to normal
Two years after one of the nation’s worst high-pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks decimated laying flocks, U.S. egg production has recovered, and prices seem to be returning to normal.



Member benefits yield great gifts

Member benefits yield great gifts
Your Farm Bureau membership can help you give—and save on—some great holiday gifts!



Explore what’s going on at the Farm Bureau and on Virginia’s farms

Explore what’s going on at the Farm Bureau and on Virginia’s farms
Virginia Farm Bureau’s been packaging up some delightful December looks at Virginia agriculture for its weekly television program, Real Virginia. Broadcasts this month focus on the state’s stock of fresh Christmas trees, the bustle of cotton harvest season and the annual state auctioneer championship. There’s also a visit to the farms of Carroll County.



Young Farmers to compete for national honors, prizes in January

Young Farmers to compete for national honors, prizes in January
Winners of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture Award will compete on the national level at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.



Gifts of flowering bulbs can brighten the holidays

Gifts of flowering bulbs can brighten the holidays
Holiday shopping for flower lovers is a snap with a gift of potted bulbs.



Give the gift of candy made with Virginia peanuts

Give the gift of candy made with Virginia peanuts
Southerners like their homemade sweets. During the holidays, what better gift to give than a tasty treat made with Virginia peanuts?



When it comes to cutting your own Christmas tree, pickiness pays

When it comes to cutting your own Christmas tree, pickiness pays
There are thousands of Christmas tree growers in Virginia, with more than 7 million trees growing in the state.
With that many trees, how do you ensure you’re getting the best quality?



Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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.




Turkey and Oyster Gumbo

Turkey and Oyster Gumbo

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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