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American Farm Bureau president says now is the time for progress

American Farm Bureau president says now is the time for progress
If American farmers and ranchers remain united and persistent, there’s a good chance to make real progress on several national issues, said Vincent “Zippy” Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.



Smyth County farmers honored for achievements

Smyth County farmers honored for achievements
Justin and Lori McClellan of Smyth County have been named winners of the 2017 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Achievement Award.



Attorney to farmers: ‘Always make the company bear the costs associated with leases’ for solar fixtures, cell towers

Attorney to farmers: ‘Always make the company bear the costs associated with leases’ for solar fixtures, cell towers
For farmers and landowners considering leasing land to cellular or solar energy companies, there are several issues to consider.



Young Farmers honor Virginia Farm Bureau executive with Warren Beach Award

Young Farmers honor Virginia Farm Bureau executive with Warren Beach Award
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee recognized Martha Moore with their 2017 Warren Beach Award for her outstanding contributions to the VFBF Young Farmers Program.



Lee County Extension agent wins Young Farmers Discussion Meet

Lee County Extension agent wins Young Farmers Discussion Meet
Amy Fannon, a Virginia Cooperative Extension agriculture and natural resources agent and unit coordinator in Lee County, took top honors Nov. 28 in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet.



Health insurance reform remains a top priority for rural Virginia

Health insurance reform remains a top priority for rural Virginia
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation finished 2017 in good shape, said Wayne F. Pryor, VFBF president. But even as the organization celebrated reaching a membership milestone and holding a successful state fair, Pryor warned that dark clouds are on the horizon for rural Virginians.



Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs

Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance believes the documentary, Food Evolution, may go a long way toward changing people’s minds about genetically modified organisms in agriculture.



Free Lance-Star, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Kilmarnock and Strasburg media take 2017 Journalism Awards

<i>Free Lance-Star</i>, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Kilmarnock and Strasburg media take 2017 Journalism Awards
For the second consecutive year The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg has claimed Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s top journalistic honor, the Ishee-Quann Award for Media Excellence, which recognizes the best of all entries in the organization’s annual Journalism Award competition.



Adaptability keeps U.S. agriculture viable, journalist tells farmers

Adaptability keeps U.S. agriculture viable, journalist tells farmers
Across the nation, farmers and ranchers have asked agricultural journalist Tyne Morgan “how long” until the industry’s next glory days of high commodity prices and supportive policy.



Virginia farmers learn about potential for growing hemp, marijuana

Virginia farmers learn about potential for growing hemp, marijuana
Virginia farmers attending a workshop on the regulation, production, processing and distribution of marijuana during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Williamsburg were told there are three ways to create a legal market for growing marijuana.



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