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2017 News Releases

All news releases sent from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).


February 3, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $390,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural Interests
Request for Applications Now Open, Deadline for Submission is March 13, 2017

February 1, 2017
Virginia’s Livestock Inventories
Cattle and Sheep Mostly Up, Goats Down


January 30, 2017
Share Some of Virginia’s Love this Valentine’s Day
Seven ways to say “I love you”

January 25, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Craft Brewery on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Black Narrows Brewing Company will invest $350,000 to open new craft brewery

January 20, 2017
Virginia’s Specialty Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs to Sharpen Business and Marketing Skills

Virginia Specialty Food and Beverage Educational Conference March 6-7 in Richmond

January 19, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Economic Impact Figures of Virginia’s Wine Industry
Industry contributes almost $1.4 billion annually; economic impact grew 82 percent over five year

January 10, 2017
Got Chickens? Get Biosecurity
Backyard Flock Owners Need to Observe Strict Biosecurity to Protect Birds

January 4, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $500,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants
Four counties, two cities receive funds to place working farmlands under permanent conservation easements

January 3, 2017
Virginia Companies Exhibiting at Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco
The Virginia Pavilion will showcase some of the Commonwealth’s tastiest treats.

2016 News Releases

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