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April 2016

The Right to Choose

Choices.  The freedom to choose seems to be a huge topic these days, for many different issues.  And I can understand - doesn't everyone want the right to make their own choices?  Even my four year old is pushing for his right to make choices on things that affect him...gone are the days where we get to just throw some clothes on him in the morning...now he wants to choose which shirt and which shorts - even his socks have to be a choice!  We are fortunate to live in a country where we are able to make choices about our personal lives...including our food. 
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Ag in the City

15+ miles of walking, 10 visits with Congressmen, Congresswomen and Senators, and 1 stop to learn about how the Farm Bill, House Ag Committee and House Natural Resource Committee work all in 48 hours – that is the quick summary of part of our week last week as we took a group of producers to Washington, D.C. to share their agriculture story with their representatives as well as other Congressmen (and Congresswomen) and Senators who represent Virginia and West Virginia.   

The details: 
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Earth Day - Ag Style

Welcome to April and spring (at least I think that spring is here…the way Mother Nature has been acting, the verdict is still out on that one).  The increasingly warmer temperatures, blooming trees and plants and new life that this month brings makes it the perfect time to celebrate nature and all that it gives us, and a part of that celebration is Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd this year.  
 
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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Day

If you have kids in your house (or grandkids that visit regularly), chances are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches make a regular appearance at your dinner table.  Quick and easy to make, almost all kids (and many adults) will always eat a PB&J sandwich.  The variations are endless, crunchy or regular peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, and more jelly choices than I’d like to imagine
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