Resources for Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Services
|Safe Operation of Compact Tractors||
Follow these safety tips and maintenance procedures for checking, servicing, and operating compact tractors to extend their life and reduce breakdowns and accidents.
|Aug 8, 2014||442-093 (BSE-148P)|
|Farmer's Lung: Causes and Symptoms of Mold and Dust Induced Respiratory Illness||
Farmers account for more than 30 percent of adults dis- abled by respiratory illness. Yet, a large percentage of farmers are nonsmokers. If smoking is not to blame for these ailments, then what is? The answer is farmer’s lung.
|Aug 18, 2014||442-602 (BSE-141P)|
|VCE Model of Community, Local, Regional Food Systems||Oct 7, 2016||ALCE-154NP|
|Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems||Nov 2, 2016||ALCE-155NP|
|Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Report||Oct 7, 2016||ALCE-156NP|
|Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Executive Summary||
Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues. We use the language of community, local, and regional food systems to broadly define a complex and interconnected set of systems and pathways that comprise sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to bring about social, economic, and ecological change that benefits all residents.
|Oct 7, 2016||ALCE-157NP|
|Food Deserts in Virginia||
In 2012, Delegate Delores McQuinn introduced House Joint Resolution 88 and then in 2013 reintroduced House Joint Resolution 646 to request that the Virginia General Assembly review the issue of food deserts in Virginia. The Honorable William Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Virginia General Assembly, commissioned Alan Grant, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, and Jewel Hairston, dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University, to conduct a study of food deserts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
|Jan 22, 2014||VCE-294NP|