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AFBF president gives proposed agriculture budget an ‘F’

AFBF president gives proposed agriculture budget an ‘F’
The president of the country’s largest agricultural advocacy group said the proposed budget President Trump sent to Congress fails farmers, ranchers and the nation’s rural communities.



Fairs’ youth scholarships have big impact on communities

Fairs’ youth scholarships have big impact on communities
The president of the International Association of Fairs & Expositions believes scholarships awarded by fairs have a huge impact on their communities, and that’s why the organization is collecting data from its 1,200 member fairs.



Families can create memories with Virginia agritourism opportunities

Families can create memories with Virginia agritourism opportunities
Visitors to Virginia’s agritourism venues have said the experiences help them bond with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors and sometimes even experience something new. They also like to purchase local food, beer, cider or wine and other products.



Your membership helps connect students, teachers to agriculture

Your membership helps connect students, teachers to agriculture
As a member of Virginia Farm Bureau, you help support Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program—which connects children to agriculture, inside the classroom and out.



Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest things drivers can do—and it’s the law

Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest things drivers can do—and it’s the law
Wearing a seat belt is one of the safest and smartest things you can do while driving. 



Soybeans led Virginia’s Top 12 farm and forest exports in 2016

Soybeans led Virginia’s Top 12 farm and forest exports in 2016
Overseas demand for soybeans is strong, and the popular legume was the top Virginia farm and forest export in 2016.



Shoppers will save money this summer on burgers and steaks

Shoppers will save money this summer on burgers and steaks
Just as grilling season gets underway, consumers can expect to pay less for burgers and steaks for their cookouts.



Farm leaders pleased with restoration of NASS funding

Farm leaders pleased with restoration of NASS funding
The deal Congress struck to keep the federal government funded through Sept. 30 restored funding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 



Politicians get on-the-farm lessons during ag tour

Politicians get on-the-farm lessons during ag tour
Lynchburg area politicians acquired some on-the-farm knowledge May 13 during a tour of three Bedford County farms, hosted by the Bedford County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee.



Tax credit benefits both farmers and food banks

Tax credit benefits both farmers and food banks
A new tax credit will benefit Virginia’s farmers and the food banks to which they donate.



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