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Cynthia A. Hinkle Agency, Moorefield, WV Earns Platinum Plowshare Award

DES MOINES, IA – Writing farm insurance is often complex. Each farm operation is different with unique risks and insurance needs. It requires a deep understanding of the business of farming and a high level of expertise in knowing which insurance products provide the best protection against the specific risks a farm or ranch operation faces.
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Farm Bureau Announces New John Deere Member Benefit

Farm Bureau Announces New John Deere Member BenefitBUCKHANNON, WV - West Virginia Farm Bureau and John Deere are excited to announce a new partnership that will give Farm Bureau members special access to John Deere’s GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards program, providing members with a free two-year Platinum membership. This new member discount program will strengthen the existing partnership between John Deere and Farm Bureau, and continue to grow John Deere’s dedication to strengthening their support of America’s farmers and ranchers.
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Spray Family Honored as 2017 Farming Heritage Winner

Spray Family Honored as 2017 Farming Heritage WinnerLEWISBURG, WV – The Spray Family of Lewis County was recognized as the 2017 Farming Heritage Award winner during Governor’s Day, August 17th, at the State Fair of West Virginia.

The Farming Heritage Award is sponsored by West Virginia Farm Bureau and the State Fair of West Virginia and is presented to a worthy family demonstrating a commitment to a rural lifestyle and involvement in their community while serving as a role model to others in the state of West Virginia.
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Farm Bureau Applauds EPA Move to Ditch Flawed WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C – The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation:

"Farmers and ranchers across this country are cheering EPA’s proposal today to ditch its flawed Waters of the U.S. rule. We know the importance of clean water, and farmers and ranchers work hard to protect our natural resources every day.
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WVDA Announces Three New Key Leadership Hires

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has announced three, new, key leadership hires. Cassey Bowden will serve as the director of the newly created Agriculture Business Development Division. Karen Facemyer will serve as the director of the Cedar Lakes Conference Center. Lastly, Dr. James Maxwell will serve as the state veterinarian and the director of the Animal Health Division. All three positions will begin work with the WVDA in May.
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State's Poultry Farmers Urged To Exercise Extra Caution After Tennessee Avian Influenza Case

Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt is sending an urgent reminder to West Virginia's poultry farmers - both commercial and "backyard" - to step up biosecurity practices and to be especially vigilant for any signs of sickness in their birds following the discovery of high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) at a farm in Lincoln County, Tenn., Sunday.
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West Virginia Farm Bureau Introduces "Farm Bureau Patriot Project"

BUCKHANNON, WV -- West Virginia Farm Bureau is one of four state Farm Bureaus across the U.S. piloting the Farm Bureau Patriot Project, a mentorship program that matches a beginning-farmer military veteran who is starting or returning to a farm or ranch with an experienced farmer who can teach them about farming and operating an agriculture business.

Mentors and mentees are matched based on the product or commodity they produce or wish to produce as well as their location within the state.
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Ag On The Move trailer pays visit to Allison Elementary in Chester

Ag on the moveCHESTER, W.Va. — Students at Allison Elementary in Chester are getting a unique perspective on farming, and it’s parked right outside their school.


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