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.
Farmers in 49 Virginia counties who suffered losses from last year’s excessive heat and drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency emergency loans.
Farm bankruptcies in 2019 increased nearly 20 percent nationwide, but there was no significant increase in the number of Chapter 12 filings in Virginia.