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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.



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.



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.



Farmers will begin receiving census in mid-November

Farmers will begin receiving census in mid-November
U.S. farmers will begin receiving their questionnaires for the 2017 Census of Agriculture in eight weeks, the National Agricultural Statistics Service announced on Sept. 25.



Farm Bureau: Farmers, ranchers ready for immigration reform

Farm Bureau: Farmers, ranchers ready for immigration reform
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th, received praise this week from the American Farm Bureau Federation for his leadership on legislation that would provide the nation’s farmers and ranchers with access to a legal, stable supply of guestworkers.



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.



Farm Bureau’s grassroots process works for its members

Farm Bureau’s grassroots process works for its members
Virginia Farm Bureau’s annual convention is where delegates vote on policies that Farm Bureau lobbyists will support in the upcoming General Assembly.



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