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Mark Pollinator Week: One of every three bites of food you eat is made possible by pollinators

Honey bees are invaluable to the health of the U.S. agricultural economy as they enable the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops in the nation. In Virginia, honeybees are essential pollinators for about one-third of the state’s fruit and vegetable crops. That is why Governor Ralph S. Northam declared June 17-23 as Virginia Pollinator Week. Without adequate pollination, Virginia could experience a significant reduction in its harvest of apples, alfalfa, berries,cucumbers, melons, squash, peaches and pumpkins.”

Rural Crescent community forum to be held March 6 in Manassas

On March 6, a panel of local experts will discuss the future of the Rural Crescent at a community forum sponsored by the Prince William Conservation Alliance. Each speaker will make a brief presentation, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Help Prince William school cafeterias decide what’s for lunch on March 6

Here’s a chance for parents, students and staff to weigh in on new entrées, side dishes and other food products that could be offered for breakfast and lunch during the 2014-15 school year in Prince William County school cafeterias.

Virginia agricultural bureau reports listeria found in cheese in Manassas

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services with a contact from the Virginia Department of Health issued a Feb. 15 news release warning about bacterium found in a cheese sample in Manassas.

Rep. Wolf continues to champion efforts in war on stink bugs

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