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2020 News Releases

All news releases sent from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).


May 16, 2020
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet Virtually on May 21


April 30, 2020
As Strawberry Season Approaches, VDACS Provides Pick-Your-Own Farm Guidance
Operational information for Pick-Your-Own Farms and Individual Produce Stands is available on the VDACS website

April 22, 2020
Celebrate Virginia Farmers’ Market Week and Shop Local
VTC and VDACS encourage Virginians to buy local farm products during Virginia Farmers’ Market Week, April 27-May 3, 2020

April 17, 2020
Vaccinations Help Protect Horses by Lowering the Risk of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
Twice a year vaccinations protect horses from West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis

April 15, 2020
Help Stop Invasive Plants and Pests From Invading Virginia

April 10, 2020
Updated Guidance for Grocery Stores, Farmers' Markets and Agribusiness Operations Is Available on VDACS COVID-19 Website

April 8, 2020
Commissioner of Agriculture Calls on Grocery Retailers to Lift Purchases on Milk

April 3, 2020
Virginia Produce Growers Encouraged to Register for Opportunities With Local Produce Retailers and Wholesalers

April 2, 2020
Homestead Creamery Recall “Unsalted” Butter Because of Possible Health Risks


March 31, 2020
Eat Healthy and Support Virginia’s Economy While Enjoying Fresh Virginia Seafood

March 26, 2020
Site Offers Resources for Farmers, Consumers and More for COVID-19

March 18, 2020
Virginia Horse Test Positive For Equine Herpesvirus-1

March 6, 2020
2020 Virginia Specialty Food and Beverage Expo is Cancelled

March 6, 2020
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet March 19 in Richmond

March 1, 2020
Consumer Protection Is a VDACS’ Priority


February 25, 2020
VDACS Announces $540,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available
Request for Applications Now Open, Deadline for Submission is March 23, 2020

February 24, 2020
Still time to complete your Census of Agriculture Special Study

February 24, 2020
Virginia Horse Test Positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1

February 21, 2020
Five Virginia Craft Breweries to Exhibit at BrewLDN 2020 in London

February 13, 2020
Peanut Butter Donation to Federation of Virginia Food Banks to Honor National Peanut Month

February 13, 2020
Two Virginia Agribusinesses to Exhibit at Gulfood 2020

February 7, 2020
Impress Your Valentine With Uniquely Virginia Gift Ideas


January 16, 2020
Twelve Virginia Companies to Exhibit at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show

January 13, 2020
Five Virginia Companies to Exhibit at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

January 10, 2020
2019 Virginia Annual Crop Production Summary
Corn, cotton, peanuts, dark-fired tobacco and hay are up from 2018

2019 News Releases

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