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Governor Northam Announces New Jobs, Investment in Rockingham County
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Old Hill Cider will expand operations at the company’s hard cidery in Rockingham County, creating five new jobs and $500,000 in new capital investment. The cidery, co-located with Showalter’s Orchard &
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Announces $440,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural Interests
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that groups seeking to improve the competitiveness of specialty crops in Virginia are eligible to submit proposals for grants up to $60,000 per project. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Governor Northam Announces New Jobs, Investment in Franklin County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Chaos Mountain Brewing, LLC will create five new jobs and invest $250,000 at the company’s craft brewery in Franklin County. The company will add new production capacity and packaging equipment to meet
Governor Northam to Co-Host 10th Annual Conference on Agricultural Trade March 5 in Richmond
Governor Ralph Northam will co-host the 10th Annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade on March 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Richmond Marriott Hotel. The two-day conference is co-hosted by Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $308,076 in Farmland Preservation Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the fiscal year 2018 farmland preservation grant recipients. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) Office of Farmland Preservation has awarded a total of $308,076 to five
Governor McAuliffe Announces Rural Rehabilitation Trust Fund Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced awards totaling $499,521 in grant funding for six agriculture-related projects aimed at providing assistance and creating new economic opportunities for farmers and agriculture organizations across Virginia.
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced key appointments for senior leadership positions within his administration.
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Giles County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that JBR Vineyards, LLC will expand its vineyard operation to open a farm winery in Giles County. The company will invest over a quarter of a million dollars in the construction of its new winery and tasting
Governor McAuliffe Announces 17 New Jobs in Essex County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Blue Ridge Lumber Co., LLC will create seventeen new jobs and invest nearly $2.7 million at the company’s lumber yard in Essex County. The company is adding new dry kiln capacity to increase hardwood
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced his selections for Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and Secretary of Natural Resources.
Governor McAuliffe Hosts First Ever Governor’s Smart Farm Summit
Governor McAuliffe today hosted the inaugural Governor’s Smart Farm Summit in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The goal of the summit is to keep agriculture at the forefront of Virginia’s industries. The event drew participants that included farmers,
Governor McAuliffe Announces $750,000 Investment in City of Virginia Beach
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Farmhouse Cidery will open the region’s largest hard cider production facility in the City of Virginia Beach. The company will create nine new jobs, invest $750,000, and purchase nearly 3 million pounds
Governor McAuliffe Celebrates 6th Annual Virginia Cider Week
Governor Terry McAuliffe will join members of the cider industry to celebrate Virginia Cider Week this evening at Blue Bee Cider’s Pop-Up Bluegrass Show beginning at 5:30 p.m. Governor McAuliffe has declared November 10-19, 2017 Virginia Cider Week,
Governor McAuliffe Leads Trade and Marketing Mission to Europe
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a six-day trade and marketing mission to Europe from November 8-13, 2017. The delegation will visit the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany. This mission marks the Governor’s 35th trade and marketing mission.
Governor McAuliffe Announces November as Virginia Oyster Month
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced November as Virginia Oyster Month in the Commonwealth. The month of November is the perfect opportunity for travelers and Virginians to explore the Commonwealth’s eight different oyster regions, and to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund Planning Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced two planning grants have been awarded from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund. The Commonwealth awarded a total of $40,947 to projects by Fauquier & Loudoun Counties
Governor McAuliffe Announces 33 New Jobs in Carroll County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia Produce Company, Inc. will create 33 new jobs and invest $650,000 to expand its produce wholesale facility in Carroll County. The family-owned company will nearly double production of its
Governor McAuliffe Announces $481,410 in USDA New Specialty Crop Block Grants for Virginia
The grants will promote and enhance the competitiveness of Virginia’s specialty crops and create more economic development opportunities across the Commonwealth.

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