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Facing Mental Health Issues Head On

Facing Mental Health Issues Head On

It was during busy harvest season when John became increasingly agitated over a seemingly inconsequential personal matter. Negative emotions he’d buried years in the past were triggered unknowingly and came barreling back with frightening intensity.

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Facing Mental Health Issues Head On
Farmers For Prosperity
Farmers For Prosperity

Farmers For Prosperity

Every night, more than 800 million people go to bed hungry, with the number of severely food-insecure people more than doubling from 135 million before COVID-19 to 345 million today, according to the World Food Program.

The Ag Education Connection

The Ag Education Connection

The Cooperative Living community uses farming backgrounds to connect with students who know little about agriculture.

State Fair of Virginia Rides Again

State Fair of Virginia Rides Again

Celebrating the culmination of Virginia’s agricultural growing season and focusing on family fun, the State Fair of Virginia is returning with more attractions than ever.

Investment In Agriculture R&D Is Lagging

Investment In Agriculture R&D Is Lagging

Government backing for research and development in farm life has dropped dramatically at a time when other nations have maintained or increased their agricultural R&D interests, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A Fungi Fad

A Fungi Fad

Virginia might not be known for its mushrooms, but they’re becoming increasingly popular as more growers and consumers venture into the world of fungi. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, 41 Virginia farms grow mushrooms, accounting for about $761,000 in sales that year.

Safe Poultry Practices

Safe Poultry Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the virus, known as HPAI, in waterfowl in the Carolinas and Virginia in January, and in a backyard poultry flock in Fauquier County in February. The risk is greater for commercial poultry growers and by mid-February, the state veterinarian’s office had increased biosecurity protocols.