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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 optimistic about conservation funding proposal

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Environmentalists and farmers are greeting a proposal to expand state funding for water quality improvements with open arms.

Education farm offers land for beginning farmers

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Interested in becoming a farmer but find yourself lacking land or experience? The Fauquier Education Farm is recruiting up to three candidates this winter to run their own small-scale farm plots there.

Preservation efforts gain traction with Loudoun supervisors’ votes

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In a Dec. 4 meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved two conservation initiatives proposed to help preserve the county’s rural areas.

Loudoun board takes steps to consider partial funding of conservation easements

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Preserving Loudoun County’s rural areas is at the heart of a recent move by county supervisors.

Everyone can benefit from soil and water conservation districts

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The state’s 47 soil and water conservation districts will use $7.2 million this fiscal year to help Virginians implement conservation practices.

Wealthier Americans know less than they think about food

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While socioeconomics play a significant role in Americans’ opinions about food safety and in their purchasing decisions, higher income doesn’t always correlate with informed choices.

Shenandoah farmers continue free movie tradition

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Members of the Shenandoah County Farm Bureau have been sharing their love of agriculture with their neighbors by showing free movies. And the four-year tradition continues this April.

Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops

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The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host two free workshops to help farmers maximize the use of manure on their farms.

Close to 100,000 acres of Va. farmland in conservation program

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Just three years after Virginia’s Resource Management Plan Program was implemented, the program has far exceeded its goal.

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