Gov. McAuliffe Talks Agriculture While in the Valley

Gov. McAuliffe speaking at Cave View Farms

WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV) -- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined Virginia agricultural and conservation leaders in endorsing and promoting the state’s new agricultural resource program.

Dozens of people gathered at the Cave View Farms in Weyers Cave on Monday morning, all in an effort to get Virginia farms to develop a Resource Management Plan. The program encourages farms to increase their use of agricultural conservation practice. Meaning farms will use things like stream exclusion and repair riverside buffers to help reduce runoff pollution to state waters and the Chesapeake Bay.

McAuliffe said he spends time focusing on the $5 billion a year agriculture industry on a daily basis. He said his main goal right now is to focus on building a new Virginia economy.

The governor also stopped by Skyline Middle School and Smithland Elementary School to talk more about the importance of agriculture in our future.


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