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Governor’s News ReleaseS

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

2017

December 12, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Hosts First Ever Governor’s Smart Farm Summit

November 20, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $750,000 Investment in City of Virginia Beach
Farmhouse Cidery to open cider production facility creating 9 new jobs; will source all apples from Virginia

November 3, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund Planning Grants
Two projects to receive funds to study agricultural market development and the impact of land conservation

October 19, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces 33 New Jobs in Carroll County
Virginia Produce Company, Inc. invest $650,000; expand produce wholesale

October 18, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $481,410 in USDA New Specialty Crop Block Grants for Virginia
Grants will go to 10 agriculture-related projects which will promote, enhance the competitiveness of Virginia’s specialty crops

October 13, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces 21 New Jobs in Loudoun County
Kappa Farms to invest $865,000; open new aquaponics facility

October 3, 2017
Governor Announces 29th Annual October Virginia Wine Month Celebration
‘Discover Your Local Crush’ with Virginia wine specials at wine shops, restaurants, and wineries throughout the month of October

September 29, 2017
First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Announces Feed Virginia Day of Action
Communities and schools across Virginia host volunteer events to support the Commonwealth’s food system

September 28, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces 12 New Jobs in Loudoun County
Chrysalis Vineyards farm winery to invest $478,000; establish Agriculture District Center, add creamery, bakery

August 24, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces 13 New Jobs in Augusta County
Stable Craft Brewing to invest $500,000 and triple production; will buy Virginia-grown

August 23, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces 66 New Jobs in City of Manassas
Heritage Brewing Co. will invest $8.9 million to relocate and expand its operation

July 26, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Hard Cidery in Hampton Roads
Sly Clyde Ciderworks to invest in the City of Hampton; will source all apples from Virginia

July 24, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Partnership to Promote Virginia’s Farmer Veterans
Combined Virginia Grown and Homegrown By Heroes logo will be used to market Virginia’s veteran-grown products to consumers

July 18, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Have $91 Billion Economic Impact in Virginia
Annual economic contribution rises from $70 billion to $91 billion in four years

July 14, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Agreement to Foster Economic Development Opportunities between Virginia and Mexico
MOU between Virginia and the City of Mexico City will enhance collaboration in business recruitment, trade efforts

June 29, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New UK Export Sales and Partnership for Virginia Craft Brewery
New international sales opportunity for Hardywood Park results from European trade, marketing missions; assistance from Virginia agricultural trade office

June 28, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Charlottesville
Three Notch’d Brewing Company to build new production facility; buy Virginia-grown products

June 19, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces VDOE is Awarded $99,825 USDA Grant to Support Farm-to-School Programs

June 16, 2017
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to Europe
Mission Aims to Encourage New Investment, Trade, Tourism Opportunities in the Commonwealth

June 15, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Now Home to 206 Licensed Breweries
Virginia Now Has More Breweries Than North Carolina

May 31, 2017
First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Announces the Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)
Interactive website shares information and connects stakeholders across Virginia’s food

May 26, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery to Create 59 New Jobs in Lynchburg
Investments top $14 million for expansion in Goochland County and new production facility in City of Lynchburg

May 25, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs in City of Salem
Parkway Brewing Company to double production; buy Virginia-grown products

May 18, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Virginia Lumber Sales to Mexico
Recent Mexico trade mission expanded sales opportunities for Virginia

May 9, 2017
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to New York and Texas
Mission Aims to Encourage New Investment in the Commonwealth

May 1, 2017
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to Mexico
26th mission aims to encourage new investment in the Commonwealth, promote increased exports

April 20, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Economic Impact Figures for Virginia’s Agritourism Industry
Inaugural study shows that agritourism accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity in the Commonwealth

April 19, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Albemarle County
Ragged Branch Distillery to Open Craft Spirits Production, Creating Four New Jobs

March 29, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Shamrock Farms to Create More Than 70 New Jobs in Augusta County
Company to invest more than $40 million to expand milk manufacturing facility

March 7, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $4.5 Million in New Virginia Soybean Exports to Southeast Asia
Commonwealth’s Agricultural, Forestry Export Growth Initiative Connects Virginia Producers with Customers in Emerging Markets

February 28, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Shenandoah County
Filibuster Distillery to expand craft spirits production; create eight new jobs

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

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 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 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

2016 Governor’s News Releases


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