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2018 News Releases

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

April

April 19, 2018
Virginia’s Strawberry Harvest is Right on Track and Looking Good

April 18, 2018
Virginia Companies to Exhibit at Food and Hotel Asia in Singapore

April 9, 2018
Dr. Jewel Bronaugh named as the 16th Commissioner of Agriculture

April 2, 2018
Vaccinate Most Horses Now against West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis
State Veterinarian encourages horse owners to check with their veterinarians now regarding vaccination schedule

March

March 29, 2018
Virginia Farmers to Plant 30,000 More Acres in Soybeans than in 2017
Barley and wheat also up

March 23, 2018
An Update on EHV-1 in Virginia as the Horse Show Season Kicks into Full Gear

March 21, 2018
Expo Showcases Hundreds of Virginia Specialty Foods and Beverages
Entrepreneurs from Hummingbird Gardens, Richmond; Red Root & Co., Harrisonburg and Homestead Creamery, Wirtz, win Best New Product competition

March 20, 2018
Governor Northam Announces New Commercial Bakery in the City of Virginia Beach
Commune Bakery LLC to create 5 new jobs

March 19, 2018
Governor Northam Announces $1.7 Million Investment, 17 New Jobs in Dinwiddie County
Richlands Creamery LLC to invest in Dinwiddie County and create 17 jobs

March 16, 2018
Celebrate the Success of Virginia Agriculture

March 15, 2018
Virginia Distilleries to Exhibit at Whisky Live in London

March 13, 2018
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet March 22 in Richmond

March 1, 2018
No Additional Exposed Virginia Horses in Confirmed Equine Herpesvirus-1 Cases
No Virginia horses have had any contact with either property, including trail riders

February

February 28, 2018
Virginia Horses Test Positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1

February 28, 2018
Still Time for Farmers to Respond the 2017 Census of Agriculture
Federal law mandates that everyone who received the 2017 Census of Agriculture questionnaire complete and return it

February 22, 2018
Virginia’s Weights and Measures Inspectors Make Sure Consumers Get What They Paid For
The Commonwealth Observes National Weights and Measures Week March 1-7

February 21, 2018
Governor Northam Announces New Jobs, Investment in Rockingham County
Old Hill Cider to increase hard cider production, local purchases

February 20, 2018
Five Virginia Breweries Exhibiting at Craft Beer Rising in London

February 15, 2018
Virginia Agribusiness Exhibiting at Gulfood 2018 in Dubai for the First Time

February 13, 2018
Sample and Savor Virginia’s Best at the Food and Beverage Expo
Exhibitors, trade buyers and media encouraged to register at VAexpo.com

February 9, 2018
Attention to Detail Provides Rabies Diagnosis that May Have Saved Farmers Lives

February 8, 2018
New Invasive Pest Detected in Virginia

February 8, 2018
Share Some of Virginia’s Love this Valentine’s Day
Seven ways to say “I love you”

February 7, 2018
Governor Northam Announces $440,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural Interests
Request for applications now open, deadline for submission is March 15, 2018

February 6, 2018
Update: Second Horse in Central Virginia Facility Tests Positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1

February 1, 2018
Virginia Horse Tests Positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1

January

January 31, 2018
Governor Northam Announces New Jobs, Investment in Franklin County
Chaos Mountain Brewing, LLC to expand craft beer production, local purchases

January 31, 2018
Census of Agriculture Deadline Just Days Away

January 29, 2018
Governor Northam to Co-Host 10th Annual Conference on Agricultural Trade March 5 in Richmond
Participants to include Ambassadors of our NAFTA Partners, food industry and agricultural leaders, senior U.S. trade officials, and other U.S and foreign dignitaries

January 18, 2018
Southeastern Farmer of the Year, Robert Mills, To Receive His Tractor From Boone Tractor Dealership

January 16, 2018
Virginia Soybeans and Peanuts Saw Highest Yield Ever in 2017

January 8, 2018
Virginia Companies Exhibiting at Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco
The Virginia Pavilion will showcase some of the Commonwealth’s award-winning foods

January 8, 2018
Agriculture Department Accepting Proposals for Species to be Added to Virginia’s List of Harmful Weeds
Members of the public may propose weeds for inclusion on Virginia’s Noxious Weed List

2017 News Releases

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