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Governor’s News ReleaseS

Releases on Virginia agriculture and agribusiness development from the Governor's Newsroom.

2019

August 9, 2019
Governor Northam Announces Jobs, Investment in Bedford County
Legacy Cider to invest $300,000 to establish new hard cider production facility

July 29, 2019
Governor Northam Announces New Jobs, Investment in Sussex County
Three Brothers Distillery to receive County’s first AFID award, quadruple production

June 28, 2019
Governor Northam Announces New Jobs, Investment in Isle of Wight County
M&M Milling to invest $2.3 million to establish first East Coast milling location

June 19, 2019
Governor Northam Announces New International Partnerships for Virginia Distilleries
Two Virginia craft distilleries make new international sales with assistance from Virginia agricultural trade office

May 20, 2019
Governor Northam Designates May 19–25 as Virginia Agriculture Week
Governor, administration officials to participate in events that celebrate the success of Virginia’s largest private sector industry and highlight the Commonwealth’s diverse agriculture sector

May 15, 2019
Governor Northam Announces First Craft Cidery in City of Alexandria
Lost Boy Cider to renovate vacant warehouse, open City’s first Virginia Farm Winery-licensed production facility

April 29, 2019
Governor Northam Announces Major Expansion by New Kent Winery
New partnerships lead to additional jobs created, increased purchases of Virginia products, and doubling of production

April 8, 2019
Virginia First Lady Announces Farm-to-School Goal, Connecting Schools to Virginia Growers
Commonwealth aims to increase local food purchases to at least $22 million by 2022

March 25, 2019
Governor Northam Celebrates Innovative Economic and Community Development Project in Middlesex County
Cook’s Corner revitalization will include restaurant and brewery, affordable workforce housing, water and sewer infrastructure, and other community facilities

February 27, 2019
Governor Northam Announces $1.2 Million Investment in Town of Warsaw
Old Rappahannock Brewing Company to establish first craft brewery in Richmond County, will locate in renovated historic building

February 26, 2019
Virginia’s Horton Vineyards Wins 2019 Governor’s Cup® with 2016 Petit Manseng
Horton Vineyards’ Gold Medal winning white wine joins 11 other Virginia wines to comprise the 2019 Governor’s Cup Case®

February 19, 2019
Eight Virginia Breweries to Exhibit in London at Craft Beer Rising 2019

February 12, 2019
Governor Northam Announces Grant to Assist Virginia Farmers and Food Producers Selling Directly to Buyers
Three Shenandoah Valley counties receive funding to support vendor training, creation of toolkit for hosting of local food trade shows

January 17, 2019
Governor Northam Announces Over $600,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants
Albemarle, Clarke, Fauquier, and Stafford counties, cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach receive funds to place working farmlands under permanent conservation easements

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