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State’s largest farm group looking forward to working with new ag commissioner

State’s largest farm group looking forward to working with new ag commissioner
Dr. Jewel Bronaugh was named Virginia’s 16th commissioner of agriculture by Gov. Ralph S. Northam on April 9.



Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock

Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock
Farmers hauling livestock should not be subject to the same laws as truckers transporting boxes of toilet paper.



Agriculture impacted by new government appointees

Agriculture impacted by new government appointees
Gov. Ralph Northam has made appointments for key positions that may impact agriculture.



Farmers remain engaged in legislative session

Farmers remain engaged in legislative session
For Virginia farmers, January is a time for tax preparation, livestock births, equipment maintenance and professional conferences.



Find out how the federal farm bill affects all Virginians-not just farmers

Find out how the federal farm bill affects all Virginians-not just farmers
Quite soon, many Virginia farm families will spring into planting activities. Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program, shares some of their news from the weeks leading up to that.



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.



Farm Bureau praises state forester recently appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry

Farm Bureau praises state forester recently appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry
Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced Dec. 14 his appointment of State Forester Bettina Ring as Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry.



Virginia farmers will help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia farmers will help shape national Farm Bureau policies
Seven voting delegates and two alternates from Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will join Farm Bureau producer members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers.



New tax laws mean new estate plans needed

New tax laws mean new estate plans needed
Farmers face many financial challenges when attempting to pass the family business to the next generation.



Farmers need to fill out ag census by Feb. 5

Farmers need to fill out ag census by Feb. 5
Farmers are lagging behind in filling out the 2017 Census of Agriculture.



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