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Governor McAuliffe Announces Shamrock Farms to Create More Than 70 New Jobs in Augusta County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Shamrock Farms, one of the largest family owned-and-operated dairies in the U.S., will invest more than $40 million to expand its operation in Augusta County.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $4.5 Million in New Virginia Soybean Exports to Southeast Asia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $4.5 million in new export sales of Virginia soybean products by Perdue Agribusiness to markets in Southeast Asia, an important and growing region with high demand for agricultural inputs from the United
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Shenandoah County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Filibuster Distillery will invest $795,000 to expand their whiskey production operation in Shenandoah County and create eight new jobs over the next three years.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $390,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural Interests
Governor Terry McAuliffe 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.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Craft Brewery on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Black Narrows Brewing Company will create five new jobs and invest over $350,000 to open a new craft brewery in Accomack County. The company, which will source 72% of its agricultural inputs from
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Economic Impact Figures of Virginia’s Wine Industry
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that a newly released economic impact study shows that Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry contributes more than $1.37 billion annually to Virginia’s economy, an increase of 82 percent from the last economic
Governor McAuliffe Announces $500,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the fiscal year 2017 farmland preservation grant recipients. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) Office of Farmland Preservation has awarded a total of $500,000 to six
Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion of Major Aquaculture Producer in Henry County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Blue Ridge Aquaculture will invest $3.2 million to expand its aquaculture operation in Henry County and create five new jobs. Founded in 1993, Blue Ridge Aquaculture is the largest producer of
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia
Governor McAuliffe Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Planning Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the award of three planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund. The Commonwealth awarded a total of $64,000 to projects by Floyd County and the New River
Governor McAuliffe Announces $775,000 Investment, 5 New Jobs in Louisa County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Coyote Hole Ciderworks, LLC will build a new cidery in Louisa County and create five new jobs. The company will invest $775,000 to build a new production cidery and tasting room in Mineral. In addition,
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Recipients of Virginia Farm Business Development Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that two Virginia farmers have been awarded the first grants of up to $5,000 from the Virginia Farm Business Development Program. This new program was established to help farmers and small agribusinesses
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Virginia Agricultural Trade Office in Southeast Asia
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the opening of the Southeast Asia representative office of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), expanding the agency’s global network of international trade representatives
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to the Pacific Rim
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a 10-day trade and marketing mission to the Pacific Rim from November 13-22. The Governor will be accompanied by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Secretary of Agriculture
Governor McAuliffe Announces November as Virginia Oyster Month
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced November is Virginia Oyster Month in the Commonwealth. The month of November is an excellent opportunity for visitors and Virginians to experience fresh wild-caught and farm-raised oysters from Virginia's
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Investment, Jobs in Buckingham County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Rock Wood Products of Dillwyn, Inc. will invest $8.75 million to expand their sawmill operation in Buckingham County. The company will create 12 new jobs in the county and source 100 percent of its
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Specialty Crop Grants for Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced ten agriculture-related projects in Virginia have been awarded $393,999 in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The grant will promote and enhance the competitiveness of
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Meat Processing Facility in Grayson County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that River Ridge Land and Cattle Company, LLC will build and operate a new meat processing facility in Grayson County. The company will invest $2.1 million and create 11 new jobs over the next three years.

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