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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.



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.



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.



Va. grain farmers enjoying near-perfect planting conditions

Va. grain farmers enjoying near-perfect planting conditions
Virginia grain growers have enjoyed almost perfect planting conditions so far this spring.



Farm leaders pleased with confirmation of Perdue as agriculture secretary

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was confirmed as the 31st secretary of agriculture, and leaders of the nation’s and state’s largest agricultural organizations are pleased with that pick.



Virginia farmers join forces to help wildfire victims

Virginia farmers join forces to help wildfire victims
Members of more than 40 county Farm Bureaus in Virginia have donated nearly $44,000 to assist fellow farmers affected by destructive wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.



Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal

Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal
The omnibus bill Congress passed last week to fund the government through Sept. 30 restored $95 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business and Cooperative Service.



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