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2019 News Releases

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


March 11, 2019
Those Spring Chicks are Cute, but Think before Adding Them to Your Farm or Backyard

March 8, 2019
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet March 21 in Richmond

March 8, 2019
VDACS Transitions to Extended Equine Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
Permit allows equine interstate travel for up to six months

March 7, 2019
State Veterinarian Encourages Farmers to Practice Biosecurity
Preventing the Entry of Foreign Animal Diseases Such as African Swine Fever into Virginia is Key to Healthy Livestock

March 5, 2019
Virginia’s Weights and Measures Inspectors Protect Consumers and Sellers
The Commonwealth Observes National Weights and Measures Week March 1-7

March 4, 2019
Peanut Butter Donation to Federation of Virginia Food Banks to Honor National Peanut Month


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

February 12, 2019
Two Virginia Companies to Exhibit at Gulfood 2019 in Dubai

February 12, 2019
Compared to 2017, Virginia Farmers Storing Less Corn, Soybean and Barley Stocks

February 7, 2019
VDACS Announces $550,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural Interests
Specialty crop grant applications accepted now through March 18

February 1, 2019
Financial Assistance Available for Farmers Adversely Affected by Trade Tariffs
Deadline for sign-up is Feb. 14

February 1, 2019
Virginia Farmers Urged to Register for the First Southeast Virginia Fruit and Vegetable Conference


January 31, 2019
Disaster Designations for Grayson, Carroll, Patrick, Henry, Halifax, Mecklenburg and Pittsylvania Counties Due To Hurricane Michael

January 30, 2019
Five Things Everyone Should Know About Using Pesticides Responsibly
February is National Pesticide Education Month

January 15, 2019
The Tasting Ticket – a Way to Shine with Buyers of Specialty Food Production
Virginia’s Finest Educational Conference to Take Place in Richmond with New Feature for Vendors

January 7, 2019
Thirteen Virginia Companies to Exhibit at 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show

2018 News Releases

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