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Drug shift, global markets sealed Smithfield-China pork deal

Drug shift, global markets sealed Smithfield-China pork deal

By Kenric Ward WASHINGTON – U.S. feed subsidies, spotty inspections and a decision to scale back use of a controversial drug made Smithfield Foods an enticing buy for Chinese pork…

Young Fauquier County Man Graduates FCU Ag Biz Planner Program

Young Fauquier County Man Graduates FCU Ag Biz Planner Program

By Jim Haskins                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AgriBusiness Communications Group Over the past several months, a Fauquier Co. young farmer, Ben Smith of Remington, participated in an innovative program designed to educate young, beginning,…

Fauquier Times-Democrat Receives Reality Check

Fauquier Times-Democrat Receives Reality Check

By FFC Staff A recently published Fauquier Times-Democrat editorial stated that the supporters of HB 1430 are in the minority in Fauquier County. As the official mouthpiece of the Fauquier…

CALL TO ACTION: Pitchfork Protest Returns to Richmond!

CALL TO ACTION: Pitchfork Protest Returns to Richmond!

The Battle for Small Family Farm Rights is not over! HB 1430, The Boneta Bill still needs to pass the Senate without the entanglement of the re-enactment clause place in…

Open Letter to Virginia Farm Bureau Spokesman Trey Davis Re: HB 1430, The Boneta Bill

Open Letter to Virginia Farm Bureau Spokesman Trey Davis Re: HB 1430, The Boneta Bill

                                                                                                                                                            February 4, 2013 Mr. Trey Davis Virginia Farm Bureau P.O.…

Superbowl Ad Honors American Farmers

Superbowl Ad Honors American Farmers

This two minute ad for Ram trucks honors farmers. View the video here on Farms.com…

Farm Bureau Works Against Small Family Farm ‘Hostages’

Farm Bureau Works Against Small Family Farm ‘Hostages’

Letter to FFC from one member of the Farm Bureau who operates a family farm. FFC asked this member if they had any input into the Farm Bureau’s decision to…

Fauquier Supervisor Trumbo Tells Ag-Subcommittee Why He Opposes Boneta Bill.

Fauquier County Supervisor Holder Trumbo Tells AG Sub-Committee Why He Opposes Boneta Bill on behalf of the citizens of Fauquier County. Again, if there was an actual reason to oppose…

Fauquier Supervisor Sherbeyn Tells AG Sub-Committee Why He Opposes Boneta Bill.

Fauquier County Supervisor Lee Sherbeyn makes an “Impassioned plea” in opposition to HB 1430, The Boneta Bill. We were unaware that in addition to being a cattle farmer and County…

Farmers Demand Freedom in Richmond

Farmers fed up with oppressive government begin assault on Richmond with several bills.  Richmond isn’t appearing as farmer friendly as its lip service would indicate.  Farmers are not backing down,…

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