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2024 News Releases

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


June 10, 2024
Biosecurity Recommendations for Cattle Exhibitions
No Virginia cattle have tested positive for influenza infection


May 20, 2024
Vaccinations Help Protect Horses by Lowering the Risk of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
Virginia Horse owners should consult with their veterinarian regarding West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis vaccinations

May 17, 2024
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet on May 23 in Richmond


April 15, 2024
VDACS Provides Update to State Ranchers on U.S. Dairy Cattle Influenza Detections
The agency confirms that no Virginia cattle have tested positive for influenza infection

April 5, 2024
Virginia DWR Monitoring Increase in Cases of Avian Influenza in Wild Bird Populations

April 1, 2024
Application Period Opens for AFID Infrastructure Grant Program
AFID Infrastructure Grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 6, 2024

April 1, 2024
Avoid the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Plant Pest and Disease
April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month


March 28, 2024
Virginia Food and Beverage Expo Showcases Specialty Products From Nearly 200 Virginia Businesses
Governor Glenn Youngkin announces award winners of the Best New Product Competitions

March 28, 2024
Virginia Egg Council Makes Egg Donation to Richmond and Abingdon Food Banks

March 15, 2024
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet in Richmond on March 21

March 15, 2024
USDA Partners with Virginia to Award Over $6.3 Million to Strengthen Food Supply Chain Infrastructure

March 13, 2024
Governor Glenn Youngkin Proclaims March as Virginia Controlled Environment Agriculture Month

March 5, 2024
Celebrate National Weights and Measures Week and the Professionals Who Protect Virginia’s Consumers and Businesses

March 4, 2024
Peanut Butter Donation to Federation of Virginia Food Banks to Honor National Peanut Month

March 1, 2024
Virginia Dairy Producers Encouraged to Participate in the Dairy Producers Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program
Program provides reimbursement funding for annual premium payment of the federal Dairy Margin Coverage program


February 23, 2024
VDACS Encourages Backyard Bird Owners to Practice Biosecurity Measures to Protect Flocks From HPAI

February 22, 2024
VVA Honors Viticulturist Tremain Hatch as Grower of the Year

February 16, 2024
More Than 60 Virginia Localities Eligible for USDA Emergency Loans Through Drought Designation
Producers should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency office for drought designation emergency assistance

February 14, 2024
Six Virginia Wineries Exhibit at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris
U.S. Ambassador hosts celebration of Virginia wine and cuisine

February 13, 2024
Virginia’s Premier Specialty Food and Beverage Expo Returns March 27

February 8, 2024
VDACS Expects $550,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Funding
Interested groups should submit specialty crop block grant applications before 5 p.m. on March 11

February 7, 2024
USDA Now Accepting Applications for Veterinary Services Grant Opportunities in Designated Areas of Virginia

February 1, 2024
Country Corner Dairy, LLC Issues Recall of Cheese Products

February 1, 2024
Federation of Virginia Food Banks Receives More Than 11,000 Bushels of Virginia Grown Apples


January 26, 2024
VDACS Awards a Total of $875,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants to Six Virginia Localities

January 9, 2024
USDA Releases 2022 Cash Receipts Data of Top Virginia Ag Products

2023 News Releases

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