Virginia Farm Bureau works to make sure the voice of agriculture is heard at the General Assembly and in Congress. But we can’t do it alone.
Throughout the year, Farm Bureau staff send out Action Alerts asking our producer members to voice their concerns about specific agricultural issues to their legislators. The more our members respond to these Action Alerts, the more effective we are in making sure Virginia farmers are protected.
In 2010, Farm Bureau members responded to Action Alerts regarding federal legislation that would unfairly blame farmers and overestimate their impact on the Chesapeake Bay. Their efforts resulted in 28,000 contacts made to U.S. Sens. Warner and Web and Virginia’s delegation in the House of Representatives, including personal visits, emails, phone calls and more than 18,000 letters. These contacts played a huge role in the defeat of the legislation.
If you are a producer member and interested in helping to maintain your ability to farm in Virginia, you can help by responding to these Action Alerts. Please e-mail Kelly.Pruitt@vafb.com your name, membership number and contact information if you would like to begin receiving the alerts.