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Deadline approaches for scholarship

Applications are being accepted for annual $1,000 scholarship offered by the Virginia Grain Producers Association. The scholarship will be awarded to a current or future full-time student (as of Fall 2019) at a Virginia institution of higher education. Preference will be given to agriculture students and applicants with a close...

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Stress, mental health problems on the rise in rural communities

  WASHINGTON—Two in five rural adults say stress and mental health have become more of a problem in their communities in the past five years, according to a recent Morning Consult poll sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation.  Results were released at the beginning of May to kick off...

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USDA extends deadline for producers to certify 2018 crop production

The USDA extended the deadline to May 17 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline...

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Travel tips offered for planting and harvest season

Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June mean Virginia farmers will be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads. Virginia Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau leaders statewide are encouraging drivers to be aware and share the road. "The most...

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USDA extends deadline for producers to May 17

WASHINGTON – USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency...

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Urban Agriculture Summit to take place  

  The fourth Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit will bring together urban farmers, gardeners, foodies, policymakers and government leaders to learn more about one of agriculture’s fasting-growing sectors. The summit will be held April 23-25 at the Founders Inn and Spa and will include workshops on a variety of topics. Participants...

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