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Winter can’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets

Winter can’t chill interest in local farmers’ markets
Winter produce, baked goods, local meats, preserved foods and handcrafted items are a draw at Virginia farmers’ markets, many of which are open year-round.



Slow cookers simmer up warm meals on cold winter days

Slow cookers simmer up warm meals on cold winter days
January is typically a cold month, and people like to stay indoors. Observe National Meat Month and National Soup Month by making a slow cooker soup that will be ready for you when you get home in the evening.



Budget cuts could have dramatic impact on state’s largest industry

Budget cuts could have dramatic impact on state’s largest industry

Conservation, forestry and wildlife control have all taken huge hits in Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s reductions to the state budget.




Sleep Tight Farm named 2017 Virginia AITC book of the year

Sleep Tight Farm named 2017 Virginia AITC book of the year
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has named Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter, a children’s book by Eugenie Doyle, its 2017 Book of the Year.



Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies
Virginia representatives will join nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 6-11 at the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Phoenix.



New USDA initiative expands conservation tools for farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new initiative that expands opportunities for farmers and ranchers to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program, a popular voluntary program that offers landowners tools to prevent erosion, protect wildlife habitat and reduce nutrient runoff.



Extra attention helps cut flowers stay vibrant longer

Cut flowers can brighten up your day—and your home. If you received fresh flowers this holiday season and want to keep them fresher longer, a little extra attention can go a long way.



New year, new website – designed with you in mind!

If you are a media professional who uses the Virginia Farm Bureau website as a source of information on agriculture issues and practices, we’ve got exciting news!



State shares guidelines for new food crop donation tax credit

State shares guidelines for new food crop donation tax credit
On Dec. 16 the Virginia Department of Taxation published final guidelines on its website for the Food Crop Donation Tax Credit, established by state legislation earlier this year.



Loan repayment program to help veterinarians in underserved areas

Loan repayment program to help veterinarians in underserved areas
Due to a continuing shortage of large animal veterinarians in rural areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking nominations for its Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.



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