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Federal Funds To Help Virginia's Broccoli Boom

Fifty years ago, broccoli was a vegetable virtually unknown in America, but its popularity has grown steadily. Consumption is up 600 percent, and Virginia farmers are vowing to get their share of the broccoli business by joining a federally funded campaign to grow more broccoli on the east coast.

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Advocates Seek Continued Funding For Farmers' Markets

Advocates for farmers markets say locally-sourced fruits and vegetables aren't just adding flavor to our refrigerators, they also spice up our economy. But supporters worry federal grants for farmers markets could soon disappear.

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Three More Victims Come Forward In Serial Butt Slasher Case

Police have identified three more potential victims of a serial slasher that has been frequenting malls and other retail locations in Northern Virginia.

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Virginia Group Aims To Help Farmers Pass On Farms To New Owners

Fewer Virginians are taking up farming, leaving the state's number one industry in trouble. But state officials hope that a series of Farm Transition Workshops will pique the interest of a new generation.

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Arlington Considers Future Of Its Last Dairy Farm

In Virginia, leaders in Arlington County are trying to determine the future of Reevesland, the last working dairy farm in what is now a thriving urban area.

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Maryland Kicks Off Buy Local Challenge Week

Maryland kicks off a week-long effort to encourage residents to buy locally grown produce.

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