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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 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 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.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 21 New Jobs in Loudoun County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Kappa Farms will create 21 new jobs and invest $865,000 to open an aquaponics operation in Loudoun County. The company will build a closed-loop nutrient cycle aquaponics facility which will produce
Governor Announces 29th Annual October Virginia Wine Month Celebration
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the 29th Annual October Virginia Wine Month, offering visitors a chance to discover why Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other. The month long celebration includes special events at wineries,
Governor McAuliffe Announces 12 New Jobs in Loudoun County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Chrysalis Vineyards will expand in Loudoun County, creating 12 new jobs and investing $478,000. The vineyard will add a creamery and bakery to its operation, providing visitors with the opportunity to
Governor McAuliffe Announces 13 New Jobs in Augusta County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Stable Craft Brewing will create 13 new jobs and invest $500,000 dollars to expand their craft brewery in Augusta County. The expansion will support growing distribution of the company’s craft beer to
Governor McAuliffe Announces 66 New Jobs in City of Manassas
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Heritage Brewing Company will create 66 new jobs and invest $8.9 million to expand its craft brewery in the City of Manassas. Heritage Brewing is relocating and expanding its operations into a 35,000
Governor McAuliffe Announces 2018 National Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference to be Held in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will host the 2018 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference, the preeminent gathering of influential beer industry bloggers, writers, and social media specialists involved. Beer industry leaders from
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Hard Cidery in Hampton Roads
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Sly Clyde Ciderworks is opening the region’s first hard cider production facility in the historic Phoebus community of Hampton. The company will create seven new jobs, invest nearly half a million
Governor McAuliffe Announces Partnership to Promote Virginia’s Farmer Veterans
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new statewide marketing program to give Virginia farmers who have served in the military the opportunity to participate in a national branding campaign in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC).

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