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Three Virginia members of the U.S. House of Representatives led 39 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief supporting the American Farm Bureau Federation’s lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Virginia’s sweet corn crop is benefiting from the advent of summertime heat.
Posted in: Corn


Feral pigs come in all shapes and sizes and can quickly cause trouble for farmers. 
Posted in: Miscellaneous


If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn more about agriculture, many Virginia Cooperative Extension field days and workshops take place during the summer.

Posted in: Miscellaneous


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers have extended the public comment period for a proposed rule that defines the waters of the United States that fall under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.
Posted in: Conservation


The first shipment of poultry to leave Virginia for China since that country recently lifted a seven-year ban is scheduled to depart on June 20.
Posted in: Poultry


The Farmer Veteran Coalition recently launched a product labeling program that will allow farmers, ranchers and fishermen from all 50 states and U.S. territories who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the U.S. military to use the logo on their food and farm products.
Posted in: Miscellaneous


American adults appear to be making better nutritional choices and making better use of available nutritional information, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced earlier this year.


Gov. Terry McAuliffe has appointed Sandra J. “Sandy” Adams commissioner of the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Posted in: Miscellaneous


The bushes and canes are growing heavy with berries at Richard Jackson’s fruit farm, and so far this season things are looking good for his new operation.
Posted in: Berries


The sweet thing about honey bees is that, in addition to producing honey, they add more than $20 billion to the economic value of U.S. agriculture.
Posted in: Bees, Honey


Even though the Triple Crown trophy went unclaimed yet again, the bloodlines of the greatest Triple Crown champion of all, Virginia-born Secretariat, dominated the track throughout the journey.
Posted in: Secretariat


U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, told members of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board that an “unholy marriage between food stamps and farm policy” complicated Congress’ ability to pass the 2014 Farm Bill sooner than it did.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed modifications to the Clean Water Act definitely will expand the federal government’s regulation of agriculture land uses, according to Donald Parrish, senior director of regulatory relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation. That’s despite EPA statements that existing exemption for agriculture operations will remain intact.
Posted in: Conservation


“Country roads, take me home”—Many people remember the popular song by John Denver, but not everyone remembers to watch out for slow-moving farm vehicles on those country roads at this time of year. 
Posted in: Auto Safety


In honor of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia’s 30th year of operation, county Farm Bureau women’s committees in Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles and Grayson counties recently made significant contributions to the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke.
Posted in: Farm Bureau
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