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Artisan furniture manufacturer expands production, opens storefront in historic heart of Floyd

Phoenix Hardwoods, Inc., an artisan manufacturer of high-quality furniture and home goods made exclusively from Virginia-grown hardwoods, will expand its production facility in the county and open a new retail storefront in the historic Farmer Supply store in the heart of downtown Floyd, according to a news release from the office of outgoing Va. Gov. Ralph Northam.

Updated guidance for farmers’ markets and more at VDACS website

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has posted new and updated guidance on the new COVID-19 Emergency Information Center website to help protect farmers, agribusinesses, employees and the public.

Wittman introduces bill for pilot grants to expand reliable broadband to 19 million rural Americans

Today, April 6, Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, and Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6), spurred by the Coronavirus Pandemic across America, introduced legislation to create a five-year pilot grant program to expand reliable broadband access to some 19 million rural Americans who are unable to connect to this service.

Gardening events canceled; VCE Master Gardeners to answer lawn & garden questions remotely

Prince William's Virginia Cooperative Extension Office's Environmental and Natural Resources staff and the Horticulture Help Desk staff are ready to answer your lawn and garden questions from a distance. Spring plant clinics, Saturdays in the Garden, Ask a Master Gardener service at plant sellers and farmers' markets as well as Earth Day events are canceled.

Resources for Va. farmers, consumers, grocery retailers and more for COVID-19

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently added a COVID-19 section to its website with information and guidance on current issues for farmers, consumers, agribusinesses, convenience stores and more at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov .

Your tax dollars at work - Consumer protection from Va. Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Establishments such as grocery stores, gas stations, garden centers, frozen dessert shops and bingo halls work with VDACS to ensure they follow laws and regulations intended to protect consumers.

When you want or need Va. Coop. Extension advice or expertise, what’s the best way to get it?

Prince William Virginia Cooperative Extension office (VCE) is conducting a situation analysis survey in the Greater Prince William community to find out how to structure its educational services to best meet the public's preferred delivery method.

December: Va. Christmas Tree Month; 500 Christmas tree farms in Va.

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Dec. 2 presented Governor and First Lady Northam with a Christmas tree and wreath for Virginia’s Executive Mansion. Search for Virginia Christmas tree growers online at VirginiaGrown.com and on the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association’s website at VirginiaChristmasTrees.org.

What to know to avoid being burned when buying firewood

As home heating season begins, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) advises consumers to measure deliveries of firewood to ensure they receive the full value of their purchase. In Virginia, bulk deliveries of firewood for home heating are sold by the cord which is 128 cubic feet of firewood.

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