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Governor’s News Releases

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


December 29, 2022
Long-Standing, Family-Owned Food Business to Expand in Shenandoah County
In response to demand for local meats, Wholesome Foods expands USDA-inspected meat processing facility

December 29, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Grants Supporting Local Food Systems
Largest grant round ever for Governor’s program that invests in local food and farming infrastructure

December 28, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces $875,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants
Five localities receive funds to place working farmlands and forests under permanent conservation easements

November 2, 2022
Natural Fibers Developer Selects Virginia for U.S. Headquarters and Production Facility

October 19, 2022
Governor Youngkin Announces New Custom Crush Winery Incubator in Virginia
Common Wealth Crush Co. to renovate historic vacant warehouse in city of Waynesboro, receive City’s first Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID) award during Virginia Wine Month

October 6, 2022
Governor Youngkin Announces Eight Virginia Recipients of the 2022 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Grants support eight agriculture-related projects that advance specialty crop production and increase economic development in the Commonwealth

October 4, 2022
Governor Youngkin Awards Grant to Study Meat Processing Facility for Fauquier County

September 14, 2022
World’s Largest Campus for Indoor Vertical Farming Coming to Virginia
California-based Plenty Unlimited Inc. will create 300 jobs at $300 million campus in Chesterfield County

August 11, 2022
Award-Winning Craft Distillery Announces Major Expansion in Virginia
MurLarkey Distilled Spirits to invest more than $8M, create 42 new jobs

August 10, 2022
Leading Lawn and Garden Manufacturer Selects Virginia for Expansion
Oldcastle APG Lawn & Garden creating 28 new jobs, renovating vacant building into new production facility

August 8, 2022
Virginia-based Conservation Company to Construct First Commercial Pyrolysis Facility in the Commonwealth
Restoration Bioproducts to produce biochar and green energy

July 29, 2022
Albemarle County Cidery Expands Production to Meet Surging East Coast Demand

July 26, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces AeroFarms Expansion Creating 66 New Jobs
To meet increased customer demand, leader in indoor vertical farming to increase production capacity in Pittsylvania County

June 14, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Mainstay of Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Expanding
Century-old Rockingham Cooperative to invest nearly $17 million in major expansion of Dayton feed mill

June 13, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Awards Grants to Local Food and Farming Projects
As Virginia Ag Week begins, eleven projects across the Commonwealth receive over $200,000 to support local food systems

May 24, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Expansion of Historic Peanut Processor in the City of Suffolk
Cornerstone company of Virginia’s peanut industry will invest more than $25 million to upgrade shelling facility and increase capacity

April 15, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Support for Indoor Arlington County Farm, Creating 30 New Jobs
Area 2 Farms innovative ag facility grows fresh food and its customers’ connections to agriculture and wellness

March 31, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces New Tourist Attraction in Prince Edward County
Sandy River Distillery to renovate historic log cabin, open farm distillery highlighting Virginia grains, barrels

March 24, 2022
Cana Vineyards Wins 2022 Virginia Governor's Cup® with 2019 Unité Reserve
Winemaker Melanie Natoli Becomes the First Woman to Receive Coveted Cup on the Competition’s 40th Anniversary

March 24, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Perdue AgriBusiness to Invest $59.1 Million to Expand in the City of Chesapeake
Leading agriculture products company to increase production capacity, modernize soybean extraction facility

March 15, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin To Deliver Remarks at 2022 Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade

March 10, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Awards Administration’s First AFID Grant to Family-owned Business in Madison County

February 14, 2022
Governor Youngkin Signs First Bill Supporting Dairy Farmers
HB 828 will help dairy producers

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