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Small grains speaker urges farmers to use ‘realistic optimism’

Small grains speaker urges farmers to use ‘realistic optimism’
When planning for the sale of their crops, grain farmers should use “realistic optimism.” That was the message delivered Feb. 20 by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division Manager Robert Harper during the 2018 Virginia Grains & Soybean Annual Conference.



Farmers warned invasive pest could damage crops

Farmers warned invasive pest could damage crops
A new invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly, was discovered in January in a stone yard in Frederick County.



Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests

Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests
If you’re already planning next year’s vegetable garden, consider farmscaping with flowers to help control harmful insects.



VA FAIRS offering direct-marketing software for farmers

VA FAIRS offering direct-marketing software for farmers
Farmers and food hubs interested in selling products online have an opportunity to do so more easily.



VFBF receives national award for marketing software for farmers

VFBF receives national award for marketing software for farmers
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation was one of six state Farm Bureaus honored for innovation Jan. 7 with an American Farm Bureau Federation New Horizon Award.



Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm

Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm
The Fauquier Education Farm is offering four would-be farmers the chance to cultivate their own quarter-acre garden plot.



Research could lead to resurgence of industrial hemp in Va.

Research could lead to resurgence of industrial hemp in Va.
Industrial hemp may not be the next miracle crop for Virginia farmers, but it has potential for providing energy, feed and pharmaceutical ingredients. 



When it comes to cutting your own Christmas tree, pickiness pays

When it comes to cutting your own Christmas tree, pickiness pays
There are thousands of Christmas tree growers in Virginia, with more than 7 million trees growing in the state.
With that many trees, how do you ensure you’re getting the best quality?



Explore what’s going on at the Farm Bureau and on Virginia’s farms

Explore what’s going on at the Farm Bureau and on Virginia’s farms
Virginia Farm Bureau’s been packaging up some delightful December looks at Virginia agriculture for its weekly television program, Real Virginia. Broadcasts this month focus on the state’s stock of fresh Christmas trees, the bustle of cotton harvest season and the annual state auctioneer championship. There’s also a visit to the farms of Carroll County.



Farming group says GMO movie may help change minds

Farming group says GMO movie may help change minds
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.



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