VFBF to hold annual Legislative Day on Jan. 26
January 21, 2010
RICHMOND—Farmers from across the commonwealth will gather Jan. 26 to meet with their state senators and delegates on Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day.
During their respective meetings, county Farm Bureau representatives will share their thoughts on legislative issues relevant to agriculture and explain why Farm Bureau has taken some of the specific stands it has.
“Our members take a keen interest in how their elected officials vote on issues that affect Virginia farms,” said VFBF President Wayne F. Pryor. “They’re also aware that many of their representatives do not have an agricultural background, and they’re more than willing to share their professional insights when that’s needed.”
Farm Bureau producer members’ top concerns this year include opposing unfunded water quality mandates in reaction to threats from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; prohibiting restrictions on the way farmers care for their animals; keeping Virginia’s estate tax dead; protecting private property rights; and seeking monetary support for state programs that support agriculture and forestry.
Contact Martha Moore, VFBF director of governmental relations, at 804-290-1013 or Trey Davis, VFBF political education and legislative specialist, at 804-290-1017.