WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Gov. McDonnell's New Projects To Improve Virginia Agribusiness

Play associated audio
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is trying to improve the state's agriculture and forestry industries through several new projects.
Gage Skidmore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/4379679497/)
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is trying to improve the state's agriculture and forestry industries through several new projects.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says 11 projects throughout Virginia are sharing nearly $250,000 in funds aimed at strengthening the state's agriculture and forestry industries.

The grants are part of the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund to help improve local economic development efforts relating to agribusiness.

Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore says applicants are able to pursue the type of project that makes the most sense for their region. The projects must match each dollar awarded with a dollar of local funds.

Officials say the agriculture and forestry are Virginia's largest industries, with a combined economic impact of $79 billion annually. The industries also provide about 500,000 jobs in Virginia.

NPR

Bill Cunningham, Iconic 'New York Times' Photographer, Dies At 87

Cunningham worked at the Times for almost 40 years, capturing the fashion trends of the day with a timeless eye.
NPR

With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
NPR

Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

The U.K. joined the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent. Historian Timothy Garton Ash explains the reasons why, and how the relationship soured.
NPR

President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.