Farmers

Northam awards grants to preserve farmland. (Dreamstime)
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January 22, 2019 - 12:44 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is giving grants to six local governments that will be used to preserve farmland. Northam recently announced that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was awarding more than $633,000 to Albemarle, Clarke, Fauquier and...
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January 14, 2019 - 1:19 pm
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country. But under longstanding federal law and rules,...
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(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
December 11, 2018 - 3:49 pm
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one of its biggest promised environmental rollbacks, proposing to remove federal protections for...
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September 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
By JULIET LINDERMAN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. But even those poised for...
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June 02, 2018 - 9:39 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia say a trade war with Canada, the European Union and Mexico would be "particularly troubling" for farmers, fishermen and wood growers. At stake are sales of lumber, leaf tobacco, seafood and other goods. The state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer...
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