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Promoting Virginia’s Agriculture and Forestry

Virginia’s Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore recently announced the state’s long-term goals to preserve and expand Virginia’s working farm and forest lands.  In addition to Gov. McDonnell’s stated intention to preserve 400,000 acres of open space, legislation will be introduced to provide tax credits for the establishment or expansion of vineyards and wineries and global trade missions will be planned to promote Virginia’s agricultural exports.

Furthermore, in an effort to satisfy Virginia’s Watershed Implementation Plan, information and assistance will be made available to help family farms meet water quality requirements while still maintaining commercial viability.

You can find more on these intiatives by clicking here.

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