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New law opens door for hemp research in Virginia
A crop that was grown in the early years of the Virginia colony could be returning to farm fields in a few years.
Virginians planting, harvesting more wine grapes
Virginia’s 2014 commercial wine grape harvest was more than 17 percent larger than that of 2013 with 8,039 tons, up from 6,862 tons. The 2014 harvest is second only to the 2009 harvest of more than 8,600 tons. 
Poultry farms taking steps to prevent avian influenza
Virginia officials have urged commercial poultry farmers and backyard flock owners to observe strict biosecurity measures in light of avian influenza outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest, California and Midwestern states.
Farm Bureau marks Ag Week by donating food, reading to children
Virginia Farm Bureau employees at that organization’s office in Goochland County donated nearly one ton of food—2,000 pounds—to mark National Ag Week, March 15-21.
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Gov. Terry McAuliffe explains why it is important for Virginia farmers to create a new Resource Management Plan. Watch this video to get The Real Dirt. We encourage your feedback!

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