Results of a newly released economic impact analysis have found that Virginia’s seafood industry contributes $1.1 billion to the state’s economy.
A newly released study found that the annual economic impact of Virginia’s agriculture and forestry sectors increased by nearly 7% since similar research was conducted in 2016.
More than $20 million is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help encourage economic growth and job creation in rural Virginia communities.
Food consumption trends created by COVID-19 will continue long after the pandemic has passed, according to a Jan. 11 panel at the 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation Virtual Convention.
Farmers are expected to see total income increase overall in 2020, though their accounting spreadsheets might indicate otherwise.