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For farmers and food-related businesses, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, U.S inflation, and China’s lockdown of 40-some cities hit by COVID-19, have ignited a tsunami of economic woes. What’s surprising is the speed with which the disruptions have pushed up prices for nearly everything farmers need to stay in business — fertilizer, livestock feed, labor and fuel.



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‘It’s time for a new beginning and expanded presenceThat’s Rappahannock County’s new slogan courtesy of Businesses of Rappahannock (BOR), a local community organization dedicated to promoting the county’s various small and growing businesses. The slogan is part of a new rebranding campaign aimed at putting Rappahannock County on the map — literally.