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Governor’s News Releases

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


June 30, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Hardwood Flooring Manufacturer to Create 58 New Jobs in Patrick County
First Governor's economic development announcement in the locality in 15 years

June 28, 2021
Governor Northam Awards Grants to Brunswick, Lee, Lunenburg, and Rockingham Counties to Support Innovative Agricultural Projects
Funding to help farmers transitioning from tobacco to vegetable production, explore feasibility of sustainable organic waste disposal

June 14, 2021
Governor Northam Proclaims June 13–19 Virginia Agriculture Week
Special events will celebrate the Commonwealth’s farmers, agribusinesses, and agricultural community

May 24, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Innovative Indoor Vertical Farm to Expand in Fairfax County
Company co-founder was recognized with Governor’s Virginia STEM Catalyst Award in 2018

May 21, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

April 28, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Traeger Grills to Locate New Grill Pellet Manufacturing Operation in Wythe County
Facility to produce top selling grill pellets using 100 percent Virginia-grown hardwood

April 20, 2021
Governor Northam Announces State-of-the-Art Hydroponic Greenhouse in Virginia Beach to Create 155 New Jobs
Sunny Farms, LLC to invest $59.6 million in production, workforce development, and research facility

April 14, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Major Farm Market Expansion in Rockingham County
Overlook Produce leverages success of roadside farm stand to build new packing operation and large retail market featuring Virginia-sourced produce, seafood

April 6, 2021
Governor Northam Awards $270,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants
Five localities receive funds to place working farmlands under permanent conservation easements

March 23, 2021
Governor Northam Announces 13th Annual Conference on Agricultural Trade
Speakers will discuss emerging international trade opportunities amid a rebounding global economy

March 1, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Innovative Indoor Farm Expanding in Arlington County
Fresh Impact Farms to more than double production to meet new demand

February 23, 2021
Governor Northam Awards Grants to Strengthen Local Food Systems, Support Minority Farmers and Innovative Livestock Production
Charlotte, Grayson, and Page counties to receive funding from Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund

February 10, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Babylon Micro-Farms to Expand, Relocate to Richmond
Indoor farming technology company to create 24 new jobs

January 29, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Ice Cream Manufacturer to Expand in Rockingham County
Smiley's Ice Cream to invest more than $1.15 million in new facility, source all dairy from Virginia

January 18, 2021
Governor Northam Commends Nomination of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh as USDA Deputy Secretary
VDACS Commissioner recognized for leadership, innovation, and partnership

January 15, 2021
Governor Northam Announces 73 New Jobs in Russell County
Rambler Wood Products to convert former furniture building into first-of-its-kind indoor stave mill and wood products facility

2020 Governor’s News Releases

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