Virginia Farm Bureau Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Virginia Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies (collectively, “VFB”) regarding its recent data breach. The VFB data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 260,000 individuals.


VFB is a nonprofit agricultural advocacy organization based in Virginia. Founded in 1926, VFB is a membership organization focused on supporting and growing Virginia agriculture. Today, VFB membership includes access to exclusive leadership programs, commodity representation, agricultural marketing and business development assistance, products, insurance, and other services.3 Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, VFB has over 100 local offices in Virginia and employs over 1,000 individuals throughout Virginia and the Eastern Seaboard.


In October 2022, VFB discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, VFB determined that an unknown actor may have accessed and downloaded sensitive personal information from its systems between October 6 and October 16, 2022. On February 15, 2024, VFB began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license or state ID number
  • Financial account information

If you received a breach notification letter from Virginia Farm Bureau:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the VFB data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Virginia Farm Bureau:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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