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Governor’s News ReleaseS

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


October 20, 2020
Governor Northam Releases Virginia Roadmap to End Hunger
Establishes an ambitious path forward to combat food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

October 2, 2020
Virginia Raises a Glass to 32nd Annual Wine Month in October
Virtual Harvest Party celebrations held on October 17

September 30, 2020
Governor Northam Announces Gourmet Peanut Butter Manufacturer to Locate in Fairfax County
OmMade Peanut Butter will source 30,000 pounds of peanuts from Virginia farmers over the next three years

September 21, 2020
Governor Northam Announces Expansion of $70 Million Rebuild VA Grant Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19
Eligibility criteria expanded to include businesses that received federal CARES Act funds, supply chain partners affected by closures

August 28, 2020
Governor Northam Awards Grants to Floyd, Loudoun Counties to Support Local Agriculture During COVID-19 Pandemic
Funding to help local farmers adjust to new market realities, prepare for future growth

August 12, 2020
Governor Northam Announces Musser Lumber Company to Expand Sawmill in Wythe County
Family-owned business to create new job, invest $2.4 million in Rural Retreat facility

August 11, 2020
Governor Northam Announces New Hydroponic Greenhouse in Goochland County
Greenswell Growers to invest more than $17 million to establish new operation, creating 27 jobs

July 27, 2020
Governor Northam Announces $70 Million Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to approximately 7,000 applicants

July 2, 2020
Governor Northam Announces Expansion of Hydroponic Greenhouse Facility in Northampton County
Shore Breeze Farms will increase production by 30 percent, provide leafy greens to local schools, restaurants, and businesses

June 26, 2020
Governor Northam Announces Ashton Lewis to Establish New Pine Sawmill in Caroline County
Company to invest $11 million in facility upgrades, preserve 44 jobs

June 18, 2020
Governor Northam Announces Major Hemp Processing Facility Locating in Halifax County
Blue Ribbon Extraction to create 22 new jobs, purchase more than $70 million of Virginia-grown industrial hemp for CBD extraction

June 12, 2020
Grant Program Available for Local Governments to Support Agriculture and Forestry Industries During COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

February 27, 2020
Governor Northam Announces New Farm Cidery to Locate in Downtown Richmond
Bryant’s Small Batch Cider to plant apple trees on site, bring new jobs to Shockoe Bottom

February 19, 2020
Governor Northam Announces New Funding to Preserve Farmland
$350,000 for permanent conservation easements in Albemarle, Clarke, Fauquier, and Stafford counties, cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach

January 28, 2020
Governor Northam Announces New Farm Cidery to Locate in Downtown Harrisonburg
Sage Bird Ciderworks to source 100 percent Virginia products, contribute to City's downtown renaissance

2019 Governor’s News Releases

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