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How’s the Beef?

How’s the Beef?

Virginia Beef Quality Assurance program inspires confidence June 2024 by Nicole Zema, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation As beef demand continues to grow, cattle farmers want consumers to expect quality and confidence in product safety, humane practices and...

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How’s the Beef?

How’s the Beef?

Virginia Beef Quality Assurance program inspires confidence June 2024 by Nicole Zema, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation As beef demand continues to grow, cattle farmers want consumers to expect quality and confidence in product safety, humane practices and...

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

What is mutual aid and why does it matter? June 2024 by Jennah Denney, Contributing Columnist Electric cooperatives employ a variety of methods to reduce the likelihood of power outages — such as regular tree trimming, equipment maintenance and repairs, and local grid...

In My Backyard?

In My Backyard?

Busting myths about geothermal heat pumps April 2024 by Will Lange, Contributing Columnist MYTH #1: YOU NEED A BUNCH OF LAND As someone once put it, “If you have a lawn mower, then you can put in a geo unit.” With numerous options for the geothermal underground loop...

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy

A hot topic that’s also a cool conversation March 2024 by Will Lange, Contributing Columnist In a world of traditional, fossil fuel-based heating and cooling systems, solar panels on roofs and vast wind farms, you may never have given much thought to another...

Finding Fido’s Fancy

Finding Fido’s Fancy

Tips for feeding finicky four-legged friends March 2024 Story courtesy of Family Features Similar to humans, dogs can also experience digestive discomfort, picky palates and sensitive stomachs, and it can be hard for pet parents to anticipate their pets’ changing...

An Underground Love Affair

An Underground Love Affair

Show spuds some affection this February January-February 2024 by Nicole Zema, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Roasted, baked, fried or mashed; smothered in gravy or chilled for a summer salad, potatoes are a nutrient-rich vegetable with endless culinary versatility....

Maryland’s Bella Vita Farms built on inspiration

Maryland’s Bella Vita Farms built on inspiration

Bella Vita Farms serves Gaithersburg, Olney, Germantown and other surrounding areas. Its greenhouse now has 85, 500-gallon tanks which include a 6,000-gallon aquaponics system and supports Koi and Tilapia contributing to year-round greens growth.