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Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online
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.



April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
It’s a scary statistic—eight out of 10 traffic crashes in Virginia are related to a distracted driving incident.



Small farm decline may be due to a paperwork problem

Small farm decline may be due to a paperwork problem
Virginia lost 300 small-scale farms last year, according to an annual survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The amount of farmland remained static at 8.1 million acres, and the total number of farms declined by only 200, to 44,800.



Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products

Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products
Some Virginia public schools are increasing dairy offerings at breakfast and lunch, and hungry students are gobbling them up.



NAFTA trading partners recount gains since 1994

NAFTA trading partners recount gains since 1994
Agriculture officials from the Canadian and Mexican embassies detailed benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement for their countries’ respective industries at the ninth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade.



International offices, trade missions lead to increased agricultural exports

International offices, trade missions lead to increased agricultural exports
Virginia’s proactive approach to international trade has landed the state $4.5 million in new export sales of soybean products to Southeast Asian markets.



State officials share updates with Farm Bureau leaders

State officials share updates with Farm Bureau leaders
State agriculture and forestry officials recently outlined some challenges and accomplishments for leaders of the state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization.



Farmers approve of Trump’s move to ditch ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule

Farmers approve of Trump’s move to ditch ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule
Describing the flawed “Waters of the U.S.” rule as nothing more than a federal land grab, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall called President Trump’s executive order to ditch the rule “a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country.” 



Irish Lamb Meatballs

Irish Lamb Meatballs
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Corn and Coconut Chowder

Corn and Coconut Chowder
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



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