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  1. County Farm Bureau using mini-grant to promote agricultureRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Greensville County Farm Bureau educated children about agriculture this year with the help of a mini-grant from the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education. The organization competed with county and state Farm Bureaus across the nation for one of 11 grants, awarded annually by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the American Farm Bureau Federation Women's Leadership Committee.

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  2. Secretariat biographer, actor who portrayed jockey are part of...Read the original story

    Mar 17, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    They will join author Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Secretariat's owner, Penny Chenery, and Charlie Davis, his exercise rider. The celebration is a collaboration with Secretariat.com and a highlight of the Virginia Horse Festival .

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  3. Virginia's 2015 agricultural exports valued at $3.19 billionRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Farm and forestry exports from Virginia in 2015 were valued at $3.19 billion, 4.7 percent less than in 2014. Gov. Terry McAuliffe noted on March 7 that the decrease "is in value, not in volume" and noted that the value of ag exports to Virginia's top trading partners increased last year.

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  4. Penny Chenery's last racehorse to be star attraction at festival,...Read the original story

    Feb 11, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Secretariat great-great-granddaughter Groundshaker will be coming to her ancestral home as the star attraction of the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration during the Virginia Horse Festival April 1-3 at The Meadow Event Park . Efforts are underway to eventually welcome the retired Thoroughbred as a permanent resident at the historic property in Caroline County.

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  5. Ag trade conference speakers to tout export opportunitiesRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Expanding agricultural trade opportunities is the main focus of the annual Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade, which will be held March 7 and 8 at the Hilton Richmond Downtown. The conference is organized by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Virginia Port Authority and Virginia Tech's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

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  6. Washington County educator named Virginia AITC Teacher of the YearRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Donna Musick of Washington County has been named Virginia's Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes efforts by a teacher to incorporate agriculture into his or her core curriculum.

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  7. Trade agreement to foster opportunities between Virginia and Cuba portsRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    The Virginia Port Authority earlier this year signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cuban National Port Authority to evaluate commercial opportunities between the Port of Virginia and Cuba's newly opened Port of Mariel Special Development Project. The MOU establishes a platform for cooperation and information sharing between Cuba and Virginia to support waterborne trade and investment, improve customer service, enhance collaboration to achieve improved business practices, and increase the level of vessel services available between the two entities.

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  8. Foundation's Book of the Year features gardens at MonticelloRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its ninth annual Book of the Year award on Jan. 10 to children's author Susan Grigsby for First Peas to the Table . The book features a group of children learning about gardens and peas and about Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello.

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  9. Farm Bureau to emphasize ag issues at Jan. 28 Legislative DayRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2016 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Virginia Farm Bureau Federation volunteer leaders will speak with state legislators about issues of interest to the commonwealth's farmers during the organization's annual Legislative Day on Jan. 28. Member-identified critical issues for the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly are: adequate funding for Virginia's Agriculture Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program; adequate funding for operational support and technical assistance for soil and water conservation districts; additional funding to alleviate the backlog of requests from farmers for stream exclusion conservation practice; maintaining state oversight and regulation of the application of biosolids and industrial residuals as a source of nutrients on farmland; initiation of an unbiased review of current literature, science and regulation regarding the land application of biosolids and industrial residuals; ... (more)

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  10. The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen named 2016 Virginia AITC book of the yearRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Virginia's Agriculture in the Classroom program has named The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen , a children's book written by Diana Prichard, its 2016 Book of the Year. The book encourages young readers to consider how their favorite breakfast foods arrive on their plates.

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  11. Winter months are leading home fire monthsRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Cooking, heating, holiday decorations and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. The National Fire Protection Association and the United States Fire Administration are working to help reduce the risk of winter fires and other hazards, including carbon monoxide poisoning and electrical fires, through education.

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  12. Farm Bureau members will ask legislature to not support GMO label billsRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Any legislation to identify foods that contain genetically modified organisms belongs in Washington, not Richmond, say Farm Bureau members across Virginia. "GMOs have been used in our food supply since 1996 and have been proven safe and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration," said Lindsay Reames, assistant director of governmental relations for Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.

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  13. AITC Teacher of the Year applications due Dec. 7Read the original story

    Nov 25, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Time is running out to apply for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 's Teacher of the Year recognition; applications are due Dec. 7. The purpose of the award is to recognize a Virginia teacher for excellence in incorporating agriculture into a core curriculum. All state-licensed pre-kindergarten through 12th grade teachers who are integrating agricultural concepts into non-vocational core subject areas are eligible to apply.

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  14. Shipping container gardens among solutions discussed at urban ag summitRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Shipping container gardens, aeroponic growing towers and "green roofing" were among innovative solutions discussed at Virginia's second annual Urban Agriculture Summit. Held in Richmond and at nearby urban gardens, the summit aimed to expand knowledge of urban agriculture and explore ways to grow fresh produce in food deserts, or areas in which residents have limited access to healthy foods.

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  15. Governor's trade conference set for early MarchRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    The 2016 Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade will be held March 7 and 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Richmond. The event is being organized by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Virginia Port Authority and Virginia Tech's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

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  16. Governor announces new agricultural exports to CanadaRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Three Virginia specialty food companies are set to begin exporting their products into Canada. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced recently that over the past several months international marketing staff at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Virginia's Toronto-based agricultural trade representative, Argyle Communications, have worked with several Virginia specialty food producers to achieve new international sales.

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  17. Urban Agriculture Summit set for Oct. 22 and 23Read the original story

    Oct 1, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Organizers are getting ready for Virginia's third Urban Agriculture Summit, which will be held Oct. 22 and 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Richmond. Summit speakers will address the current state and future of urban agriculture in the United States.

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  18. Hoofprints of History Tours at Secretariat's birthplace will continue this fallRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    For the fall tourist who likes to discover hidden treasures, there is a gem only 30 minutes from Richmond. It's the birthplace of Secretariat at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, about 2 miles from Interstate 95 at Exit 98. The legendary Triple Crown champion was born, raised and first trained at what was Meadow Stable, founded in 1936 by Christopher T. Chenery.

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  19. Second fig harvest underway in VirginiaRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    August marks the second round of fig harvesting in Virginia. The fruit makes two appearances, at the start of the summer in June and again from late August into October.

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  20. Urban Agriculture Summit set for October in RichmondRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2015 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    Registration is open for Virginia's third Urban Agriculture Summit, which will be held Oct. 22 and 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Richmond. Summit speakers will address the current state and the future of urban agriculture in the United States.

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