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Farmers, forest landowners can apply for environmental quality incentives

Farmers, forest landowners can apply for environmental quality incentives
Virginia farmers and forest landowners can apply for assistance to protect the health and productivity of their land under the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program.



Budget cuts could have dramatic impact on state’s largest industry

Budget cuts could have dramatic impact on state’s largest industry

Conservation, forestry and wildlife control have all taken huge hits in Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s reductions to the state budget.




New funding to broaden state’s network for farm and forestry exports

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Aug. 2 that Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products.



Virginia launches program to honor longtime family forests

Virginia has launched the nation’s first Century Forest Program designed to honor and recognize families who have owned working forestlands for more than 100 years.



Virginia recognizes first 23 families in Century Forest program

Virginia recognizes first 23 families in Century Forest program
The first 23 families whose land qualified for Virginia’s Century Forest designation were honored Nov. 21. The designation recognizes families who have owned working forestlands for more than 100 years.



Cooperative effort drives restoration of longleaf pine in Virginia

Cooperative effort drives restoration of longleaf pine in Virginia
The Virginia Department of Forestry is spearheading an effort to restore what was once the most common tree in the uplands of Southeast Virginia, the longleaf pine.



To prevent timber theft, mark and maintain boundary lines

The single most important thing landowners can do to protect timberland is to know their boundary lines and maintain them.



Recycled trees are post-holiday gifts for the environment

Recycled trees are post-holiday gifts for the environment
Jennifer Gagnon, Virginia Forest Landowner Education program coordinator, said fresh-cut Christmas trees can be recycled or repurposed into natural products, wildlife habitat or feeding areas to attract wildlife.



Virginia’s 2015 agricultural exports valued at $3.19 billion

Farm and forestry exports from Virginia in 2015 were valued at $3.19 billion, 4.7 percent less than in 2014.



New guide offers forestland management information

A new guide has been published to help farmers and timber owners with limited resources to manage their land economically.



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