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Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops

Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host two free workshops to help farmers maximize the use of manure on their farms.



Close to 100,000 acres of Va. farmland in conservation program

Close to 100,000 acres of Va. farmland in conservation program
Just three years after Virginia’s Resource Management Plan Program was implemented, the program has far exceeded its goal.



Farming group says GMO movie may help change minds

Farming group says GMO movie may help change minds
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance believes the documentary Food Evolution may go a long way toward changing people’s minds about genetically modified organisms in agriculture.



Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests

Consider farmscaping with flowers to control garden pests
If you’re already planning next year’s vegetable garden, consider farmscaping with flowers to help control harmful insects.



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.



Va. pollinator plan aligned with national recommendations to revive honeybee population

Va. pollinator plan aligned with national recommendations to revive honeybee population
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its pollinator protection plan just as a task force for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology published a commentary examining honey bee health stressors. 



Free sustainable farming resources available for high school teachers

Free sustainable farming resources available for high school teachers
Free lesson plans about sustainable agriculture are now available for high school teachers. 



Report finds farmers’ animal care continuously improving

Report finds farmers’ animal care continuously improving
A recent report from the Animal Agriculture Alliance found that livestock producers are making strides in animal care, environmental sustainability and food safety.



Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs

Farming alliance supports documentary about GMOs
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance believes the documentary, Food Evolution, may go a long way toward changing people’s minds about genetically modified organisms in agriculture.



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