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West Virginia is really cooking now

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 9, 2019

People used to work in their homes. The frontier family and the mom-and-pop shop were the norm once. Maybe they will be again.

2019 Legislative Session: A victory for Agriculture

By Kent Leonhardt | Apr 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – With the 2019 Legislative Session in the books, we now have time to reflect on what our state leaders have accomplished.

New cottage food law will help entrepreneurs sell goods made in their homes

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – A bill recently signed into law should be a good lesson in home economics. Senate Bill 285 easily passed both houses of the Legislature this session, and Gov. Jim Justice signed it into law last month. Also known as the Cottage Food Law, it will allow individuals to sell homemade, non-potentially hazardous food items made in private residences.

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