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Farmers’ share of food dollar reaches historic low

Farmers’ share of food dollar reaches historic low
The American farmer’s share of the food dollar has reached historic lows.



Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets

Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets
The Virginia Department of Education has received a grant to further develop the Virginia Farm to School Program to increase the number of farmers providing food for school lunches.



Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers

Drowsy driving among distracted driving dangers
Experts say distracted driving is reaching epidemic levels. In Virginia last year, 208 of the 842 fatalities on Virginia roads were due to distracted driving.



State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers

State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers
As state legislators worked to reel in a viable state budget, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry received industry updates from aquaculture professionals.



Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside

Avoid ticks: pay attention while outside
For anyone walking, hiking or simply spending time in the backyard, ticks can be a problem.



Organizations unite to stem tide of urban sprawl

Organizations unite to stem tide of urban sprawl
As urban sprawl expands westward into Loudoun County’s farm fields and pastureland, farmers and other organizations are working to stem the tide.



Help Smokey Bear prevent forest and farm fires

Help Smokey Bear prevent forest and farm fires
As Smokey Bear has told Americans since 1947, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Turns out, he’s right because fires are often preventable.



Winter wheat growers optimistic heading into harvest

Winter wheat growers optimistic heading into harvest
As some Virginia grain farmers wait for good spring weather to plant their crops, winter wheat growers are just a few weeks from harvesting theirs.



Derby Day at the Meadow celebrates Secretariat

Derby Day at the Meadow celebrates Secretariat
The first Derby Day at the Meadow promises much more than mint juleps.



Unique orchid farm blooms in Central Virginia

Unique orchid farm blooms in Central Virginia
A unique greenhouse on 18 acres in Powhatan County houses more than 13,000 orchids; 8,000 of which are in “orchid daycare.”



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