agriculture

Oyster Farmer Leads on Property and Commerce Rights

Shelby Mertens, Virginia Free Citizen

York County VA oyster farmer Anthony Bavuso’s lawsuit against his county’s special-use permit requirement will move to the York County-Poquoson Circuit Court, after the county attempted to dismiss the case. The case questions whether the county’s zoning ordinance is in violation of the Right to Farm Act.

Farmers Win Land-Use Fight; ‘Food Freedom’ Next

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

VA farmer Martha Boneta calls newly enacted land-use legislation a landmark event that will boost agricultural entrepreneurs and hopes it adds to the momentum for recovering or protecting even more individual freedoms.

Crony Agriculture

Lori Sanders, American Conservative

Failing to reform the farm bill left taxpayers out in the cold.

Fitzgibbons Recounts the Harassment of Martha Boneta

We urge you to go to this page on the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) website to post your comments in support of the Boneta Bill and the goal of enacting legislation to hold public officials accountable if they engage in the kind of harassment Martha Boneta has suffered at the hands of Fauquier County Virginia’s zoning authorities.