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EQUINE HERPESVIRUS MYELOENCEPHALOPATHY (EHM)
On May 21, a horse was euthanized due to neurologic disease on a farm in Prince William County. Test results are suspect-positive for the neurologic strain of Equine Herpesvirus-1.
HOME-BASED KITCHENS
Before starting your home-produced food business, check with the Office of Food Safety and Inspection. Click here for the Home Food Processing Operation Application.
INDUSTRIAL HEMP
The 2015 Session of the General Assembly authorized VDACS to establish and oversee an industrial hemp research program that will be managed by public universities.

FRESH FROM THE FARM TO YOU
Click here to find fresh local produce, Virginia farmers’ markets, farm stands, pick-your-own farm locations, recipes and more.

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