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Governor’s News ReleaseS

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


December 14, 2018
Governor Northam, Administration Officials Praise Bipartisan Approval of Federal Farm Bill

December 4, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund Planning Grant Awarded to Shenandoah County
Funding will help local government incorporate agriculture into overall economic development efforts

November 30, 2018
Governor Northam Announces New Commercial Bakery in Loudoun County
Apple strudel producer Little Austria to establish new production facility, building on success at local farmers markets

November 15, 2018
Governor Northam Announces 17 Additional Localities Eligible for Public Assistance for Hurricane Florence Damages

October 26, 2018
Governor Northam Announces 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grants for Virginia
Ten Virginia agriculture-related projects receive $556,321 in grant funding to advance specialty crop production and increase economic development

October 23, 2018
Governor Northam Announces New Jobs, Investment in the City of Winchester
Glaize & Brother Juice Company to build new apple pressing facility, support Virginia’s growing hard cider industry

October 1, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Leading Peanut Processor to Expand Production in Southampton County
Hampton Farms to create new jobs, increase production of peanut butter

September 5, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Expansion by Henry County Farm Brewery
Mountain Valley Brewing to create new jobs, double production

August 23, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Major Expansion by Fairfax County Winery
The Winery at Bull Run to double production, receive county’s first AFID award

August 17, 2018
Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew J. Strickler Convenes Work Group to Promote Sustainable Growth of Virginia’s Clam and Oyster Economy
Sustainable Growth of Virginia’s Clam and Oyster Economy

July 31, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Southwest Virginia’s First Cidery Locating in Downtown Norton
Sugar Hill Cidery, LLC to source Virginia-grown apples, will bring new jobs and investment to revitalizing downtown

July 20, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Speyside Bourbon Cooperage to Establish Operations in Smyth and Washington Counties
Company to invest total of $35 million and create 160 new jobs

July 17, 2018
Governor Northam Announces New UK Distribution Partnership for Virginia Craft Brewery
Port City makes new international sales with assistance from Virginia agricultural trade office

July 6, 2018
Governor Northam Announces 50 New Jobs, $3.76 Million Investment in Scott County
Mountain Top Timber Products to expand operations, create new market for Virginia timber

June 29, 2018
Governor Northam Announces New Meadery in the City of Hopewell
Haley’s Honey Meadery, LLC to create jobs, investment, and new market for Virginia honey

June 22, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Opening of Weekly Farmers Market on Capitol Square
Farmers Market created as part of OnTheSquareVA, a state employee engagement initiative

May 29, 2018
Governor Northam Announces $2.45 Million Expansion, 60 New Jobs in Orange County
Homestead Building Systems, Inc. to expand production and increase purchases of Virginia forestry products

April 27, 2018
Governor Northam Announces Agribusiness Expansion, New Jobs in Gloucester County
Whitley Peanut Factory, Inc. to Expand Production; Increase Purchases of Virginia-Grown Peanuts

April 24, 2018
Governor Northam Announces New, Innovative Land Conservation Strategy
Initiative will use new tools to identify and protect the top ten percent of lands with the highest conservation value

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

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

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

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

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

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