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News from April 2020

Bedford County farmers markets open in time for Virginia Farmers Market Week

April 29, 2020

Forest Farmers Market opened on Saturday, April 25, and the Bedford Farmers Market opens Friday, May 1.

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Simplimatic Automation Receives Order for PWB for Automation for Ventilators

April 17, 2020 Site Selectors tour Simplimatic in Forest, Virginia

Company has received a large order to provide automation for a production line which will manufacture components used within ventilators.

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U.S. Chamber Foundation creates the Save Small Business Fund

April 16, 2020

The Fund is providing $5,000 in short-term relief to employers in certain zip codes across the United States, including chambers of commerce.

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April 16, 2020

Join Deborah B. Reed PhD, FAAOHN, FAAN, RN for a free webinar titled, Stress and Safety: Decrease one, Increase the Other. Dr. Reed will address the relationship between stress, injury, and overall health among farmers within the context of the current pandemic. Date: April 20, 2020 Time: Noon No registration is required. Join the call […]

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10 area businesses selected to receive COVID-19 Rapid Response funding

April 15, 2020

The Central Virginia Workforce Development Board announced 10 employers will receive COVID-19 Rapid Response funding.

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Neathawk Lumber to open new location in Bedford County, adding 10 new jobs

April 9, 2020

Bedford County is pleased to welcome S.J. Neathawk Lumber Company, Inc. to Montvale.

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Coyote Lottery Winners Annouced

April 6, 2020

Thanks to several local businesses who sponsored this year’s lottery April 6, 2020 — For Immediate Release Don Gardner DVM, Vice Chair BAEDAB Bedford County, Virginia The lucky grand prize winner of the Bedford Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board’s 2019-2020 Coyote Lottery is Mr. Cline Lynch of Blue Ridge, VA. He took home a $2,000.00 […]

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American Farmland Trust sets up Farmer Relief Fund

April 4, 2020

American Farmland Trust sets up national Farmer Relief Fund

American Farmland Trust’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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