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Reopened Chinese market gives U.S. beef farmers opportunity to increase exports

Reopened Chinese market gives U.S. beef farmers opportunity to increase exports
U.S. cattle farmers can now export beef to China, which has opened up a previously closed market.



Don’t let moles and voles destroy your luscious lawn

Don’t let moles and voles destroy your luscious lawn
If you’ve recently discovered tunnels or uprooted plants in your yard, you may have a mole or vole problem.



Celebration of the Horse returns on May 6

Celebration of the Horse returns on May 6
The third annual Celebration of the Horse will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 at Rocky Oak Farm, 2693 Rocky Oak Road in Powhatan County.



Aquaculture predators create problem for the industry

Aquaculture predators create problem for the industry
Wildlife predators are not just a problem for cattle and sheep farmers, they are harming the state’s aquaculture industry as well.



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.



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.



Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products

Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products
Some Virginia public schools are increasing dairy offerings at breakfast and lunch, and hungry students are gobbling them up.



New safety training tools available for horse farm workers

New safety training tools available for horse farm workers
Bilingual safety posters and animal handling guidelines are available for horse farm owners to share with employees.



Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival

Secretariat’s birthday, local food and beverages part of equine festival
A farm-to-fork dinner, a brand-new Secretariat-themed beer, a birthday celebration and dozens of clinics, demonstrations and seminars are part of the March 24-26 Virginia Horse Festival.



Virginia dairy producers discuss improvements to farm bill safety net

Virginia dairy producers discuss improvements to farm bill safety net
The American Farm Bureau Federation is working to ensure a better safety net for farmers, and asked Virginia dairy producers for their input.



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