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‘Conservation’ Rule Fuels Land War in VA

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

“When an American family purchases and invests their hard work, sweat and love into a 64-acre farm zoned rural-agricultural, and then are told they can’t even engage in traditional agricultural practices, it is bait and switch,” says conservative VA farmer Martha Boneta. 

Boneta Bill Passed; Virginians Need Teeth Against Zoning Abuses

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Fauquier Free Citizen

The Boneta Bill will lessen the need for litigation by giving localities incentive to enact and enforce zoning ordinances without violating property and other constitutional rights. It is targeted at the bad, and protects the good. Virginians regardless of political affiliation need this legislation.

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.

VA Adopts Bipartisan Law Protecting Property Rights

Alex Newman, The New American

Property owners and farmers in VA are celebrating after another victory in the battle against oppressive gov't schemes infringing on private-property rights. The Boneta Bill was signed into law after a public uprising. 

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.

Farmer Starts Property Rights Revolution

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

For normal Americans, it's "follow the law or face the consequences." It's time to hold bureaucrats to the same standard. Hopefully Boneta Bill 2.0 will be the next of many steps toward stopping the legal loopholes for government, and toward consequences for government bureaucrats who don't play by the rules.

Fitzgibbons to Discuss Boneta Bill 2.0

Mark Fitzgibbons joins host Amy Roscher on WVPT’s Virginia Farming show this Friday at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the Virginia Farm Rights Protection Act.

Audited Farmer Faces More Thuggery

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, The Washington Examiner

IRS and county government target Martha Boneta, a farmer, has been forced to wear a bullet-proof vest.