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Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for a little more than $5 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.
Posted in: Miscellaneous


Poultry and livestock farmers declared victory Oct. 24 when a federal court ruled in favor of West Virginia poultry farmer Lois Alt in a lawsuit she brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Posted in: Poultry


Virginia’s oldest and most powerful economic sector now has a development fund, and the latest round of planning grants to help spur business activity in rural parts of the state recently were announced.
Posted in: Economy


The King and Queen Farmers’ Market that opened this summer on state Route 33 is situated to attract both permanent and weekend residents of Virginia’s Middle Peninsula.


The consensus of a research review of 1,783 scientific studies of genetically modified crops has determined that those foods are as safe as, or safer than, conventional or organic foods.
Posted in: Food Safety


Nothing says autumn like a tastefully arranged display of pumpkins, a few corn stalks and a bale of hay or straw by the front door. And unlike any other outdoor seasonal decorations, you can consume some of that fall décor when it’s time to flip the switch on the Christmas lights.
Posted in: Crops


Thirty-one public and private schools and 38 teachers have been adopted as part of the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Adopt-A-Teacher and Adopt-A-School programs.


Nearly 150 runners and walkers turned out on a cool morning for the second annual State Fair Stampede 5K and 10K on Oct. 5 during the State Fair of Virginia.
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