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Water quality efforts working, bay program reports

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The Chesapeake Bay Program announced March 26 that water quality in the bay met its highest level since monitoring began in 1985, besting its previous record reported in 2017.

Farmers ask for flexible livestock hauling regulations

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Virginia farmers are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider the unique circumstances of transporting live animals over long distances, and amend regulations for farmers and other drivers hauling livestock.

Farm bill’s dairy components intended to help stabilize farms

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As lawmakers began crafting the 2018 Farm Bill, the nation’s dairy farmers let them know they needed protections that amount to more than a drop in the bucket.

2018 Farm Bill provides important safety net for farmers

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In an uncertain business, the 2018 Farm Bill brings America’s farmers and ranchers five years of certainty by providing improved risk management tools and crop insurance.

Farmers commended for keeping waterways clean, educating legislators

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Virginia farmers received praise for their stewardship and political involvement Jan. 27 from a state official and a delegate whose district is urban and suburban.

Va. farmers share concerns with representatives during Legislative Day

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County Farm Bureau presidents and other Farm Bureau volunteer leaders crowded the halls of the Pocahontas Building Jan. 28 to meet with delegates and senators during the annual Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Day.

Legislators will see ‘Farmers in Action’ at Jan. 28 Farm Bureau event

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State legislators will learn more about issues important to the commonwealth’s farmers Jan. 28 during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day.

Farmers welcome extension of Farm Service Agency re-opening

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Although the federal government remains shut down, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will re-open all Farm Service Agency offices to assist farmers.

Benchmark data from NASS helps turn the wheels of agriculture

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What begins as a conversation with a farmer sometimes ends up as timely, invaluable data analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Virginia farmers will help shape national Farm Bureau policies at annual convention

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Seven delegates and two alternates from Virginia Farm Bureau Federation will join Farm Bureau producer members from across the nation in shaping policies important to farmers and ranchers at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.

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