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Farm Bureau women receive accolades at conference

Farm Bureau women receive accolades at conference
Three women were recognized March 17 for their contributions to agriculture and their communities during the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference.



Specialist tells farmers, ‘We have to do more’

Specialist tells farmers, ‘We have to do more’
When it comes to forming opinions on food, today’s consumers are at least a little confused, noted Dr. Paige Pratt, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation grassroots development specialist.



Va. wildlife damage hotline taking thousands of calls

Va. wildlife damage hotline taking thousands of calls
Wildlife can be beautiful to watch from a distance, but close up it is causing damage for farmers, landowners and even some city dwellers.



Farmers watching farm bill progress intently

Farmers watching farm bill progress intently
The nation’s top farm legislation is up for renewal this year. But delays in producing the first draft of the 2018 Farm Bill, in addition to four years of declining crop prices, have many farmers concerned.



Virginia farmer remains ‘Corn Wars’ record holder

Virginia farmer remains ‘Corn Wars’ record holder
Since 2015, David Hula of Charles City County has held the world record for the highest corn yield in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. He’s also the contestant every farmer wants to beat in season two of RFD-TV’s Corn Wars.



Educational program receives $35k from Farm Bureau women

Educational program receives $35k from Farm Bureau women
Officials announced March 18 at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference that VFBF Women’s Program participants had raised more than $35,000 for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom.



NAFTA, TPP need updating, ambassadors say

NAFTA, TPP need updating, ambassadors say
Updating the North American Free Trade Agreement is important for the U.S., Canada and Mexico.



Trade conference speakers: Free and fair trade crucial for Va. farmers

Trade conference speakers: Free and fair trade crucial for Va. farmers
Breaking down trade barriers to achieve free and fair trade is critical for Virginia—and U.S.—agriculture.



DOT announces new agriculture-related waiver for ELD rule

DOT announces new agriculture-related waiver for ELD rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on March 13 an additional 90-day temporary waiver for agriculture-related transportation from the federal electronic logging device rule.



Simple deterrents can prevent thefts on farms, other rural properties

Simple deterrents can prevent thefts on farms, other rural properties
Crime on farms can be a serious problem, and rural communities have seen an alarming increase in the theft of farm tools and equipment.



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