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2022 News Releases

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


July 29, 2022
USDA Announces Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement With Virginia
VDACS seeks agencies that have the capacity to procure local foods from Virginia producers for distribution to underserved populations

July 22, 2022
Fitness Advantage in the City of Norton, VA, Closes; Eligible Members Must File for Refunds by October 20, 2022

July 18, 2022
VDACS Announces 2022 Pesticide Collection Program Dates and Collection Sites

July 14, 2022
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet on July 19 in Suffolk

July 8, 2022
VDACS Expands Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine to Slow the Spread

July 5, 2022
Task Force to Analyze Industrial Hemp Extracts and Other Substances Containing Tetrahydrocannabinol Intended for Human Consumption to Meet on July 7 in Richmond


June 30, 2022
Virginia Wine Contributes $1.73 Billion to Virginia Economy

June 30, 2022
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia Address the Retail Sale of THC Infused Edibles

June 22, 2022
VDACS Encourages Agricultural Producers to Sign Up for the 2022 Census of Agriculture by June 30

June 10, 2022
Governor Youngkin Proclaims June 12-18 as Virginia Agriculture Week
Virginia Agriculture Week recognizes and celebrates the contribution of Virginia Farmers and Agribusinesses


May 31, 2022
VDACS Announces $300,000 in Virginia Food Access Investment Fund Awards
Funding supports six projects that improve retail fresh food access in underserved communities

May 13, 2022
VVA Honors Shepherd Rouse as Wine Grape Grower of the Year

May 13, 2022
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet on May 19 in Richmond


April 8, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces the Rebranding of the Virginia Grown Program
Rebrand includes a new Virginia Grown logo, website and program specifics, and a refreshed Virginia’s Finest logo


March 30, 2022
Expo Showcases Hundreds of Virginia Specialty Foods and Beverages
Entrepreneurs from Pastry Base, Northern Neck Sauce, and Chaotic Good Tempeh win Best New Product awards competition

March 16, 2022
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet on March 24 in Richmond

March 11, 2022
Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program and the Veterinary Services Grant Program Application Periods Open

March 4, 2022
VDACS Announces $600,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available
Request for Applications Now Open, Deadline for Submission is March 21, 2022


February 28, 2022
VDACS’ Weights and Measures Inspectors Protect Consumers and Sellers
Weights and Measures Week is March 1-7, 2022

February 25, 2022
Virginia’s Premier Specialty Food & Beverage Expo Returns to Richmond on March 30
Virginia producers, trade buyers, sponsors, and media encouraged to attend

February 9, 2022
VDACS Encourages the Responsible Use of Pesticides 
Read and follow the label - The label is the law.


January 21, 2022
Virginia Poultry Owners Encouraged to Practice Biosecurity to Protect Flocks from Avian Influenza USDA Confirms Avian Influenza in wild waterfowl in North Carolina and South Carolina 

January 18, 2022
Virginia’s 5th Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and the Commonwealth’s 18th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Begin New Roles

January 5, 2022
Marketing Funds Available for Exporters of Virginia Forestry and Wood Products

2021 News Releases

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