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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.



Despite slight increase, Virginians’ Thanksgiving meal still a bargain

Despite slight increase, Virginians’ Thanksgiving meal still a bargain
Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for about $5.06 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.



Number of dairy farmers using safety net program declines

Number of dairy farmers using safety net program declines
The number of dairy farmers using the 2014 Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Protection Program is the lowest it’s been since the program was introduced, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.



McAuliffe announces agriculture’s and forestry’s economic impact has increased by $21 billion

McAuliffe announces agriculture’s and forestry’s economic impact has increased by $21 billion
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced July 18 that a new comprehensive study shows Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries contribute $91 billion annually to the commonwealth’s economy. That represents a 30 percent increase over results of a 2013 study that found a $70 billion annual economic impact.



Crop report stirs up grain market speculation

Crop report stirs up grain market speculation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s most recent monthly crop production report stirred up the grain markets.



Rising farm income should benefit Va. farmers

Rising farm income should benefit Va. farmers
U.S. farm profits are expected to increase in 2017 following three years of decline, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If projections hold true, Virginia farmers stand to benefit.



Farm Bureau: New data points to need for immigration reform

Farm Bureau: New data points to need for immigration reform
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation leaders say new data emphasizes the contributions of immigrants to Virginia agriculture and the need for immigration reform.



Consumers paying less this spring for a dozen foods

Consumers paying less this spring for a dozen foods
Americans will be able to eat several meals less expensively this spring than in previous years.



Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers

Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers
In 2016, U.S. dairy farmers saw the value of milk fall to its lowest level since the recession. Now they’re facing the additional challenge of Canada’s national ingredients strategy.



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.



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