Eminent domain amendment will be a focus for Farm Bureau
January 06, 2011
Virginia Farm Bureau members will be asking the 2011 General Assembly to approve a constitutional amendment to protect private property rights against eminent domain abuse.
"Anything that comes through the General Assembly and takes the form of a statute, it’s part of Virginia’s code, it’s part of our law. However, it will only go so far until it is challenged by a court," said Trey Davis, Farm Bureau political education and legislative specialist. "Having these reforms in Virginia’s constitution prevents the easy overturn of that law by a higher court."
Davis is featured on The Real Dirt, discussing how Farm Bureau also will ask lawmakers to make sure animal welfare laws are based on sound science.
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is using The Real Dirt, a video blog on YouTube (TheRealDirtVA) and VaFarmBureau.org, to share information about its producer members’ concerns.