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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.



State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers

State agriculture secretary meets with aquaculture producers
As state legislators worked to reel in a viable state budget, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry received industry updates from aquaculture professionals.



Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin

Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin
Virginia is home to more than 1.5 million head of beef cattle, and those animals are in danger of ingesting grass infected with a harmful toxin.



The chicken dance: Broiler production keeps pace with growing consumer appetites

The chicken dance: Broiler production keeps pace with growing consumer appetites
A recent report by the American Farm Bureau Federation notes that federally inspected broiler, or meat chicken, production and consumption has been growing for nearly a decade.



Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers

Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers
Jennifer Leech, a Rockbridge County dairy farmer, said she and her family recently were calculating how much milk it would take to make cheese for every pizza in Lexington.



Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock

Farmers seeking flexibility when transporting livestock
Farmers hauling livestock should not be subject to the same laws as truckers transporting boxes of toilet paper.



Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales

Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales
Consumer trends and federal regulation of milk in school meal programs have dried up some demand for beverage milk.



Cattlemen take extra precautions when weather is frigid

Cattlemen take extra precautions when weather is frigid
January’s weather can be frightful; and for Virginia cattlemen, frigid temperatures call for extra precautions for their livestock.



Speaker: Animal rights groups ‘cherry-picking’ scripture

Speaker: Animal rights groups ‘cherry-picking’ scripture
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is warning American farmers and ranchers that animal rights groups are increasing efforts to give modern agriculture a negative image by attempting to influence major religious denominations.



Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one

Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one
The 2018 outlook for the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors is generally positive.



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