CALLING ALL VIRGINIA FARMERS AND HOMESTEADERS!
On January 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. the House Sub-Agricultural Committee met about House Bill 2030.
Here’s an excerpt on HB 2030:
“Exempts a producer of food, including milk, products made from milk, and poultry, from regulations of the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services so long as the sale of such food by the producer is made directly to the end consumer; the sale is conducted at a farmers market or through a home or farm; the food product contains no uninspected meat other than poultry; and the producer informs the end consumer that the food product is not certified, regulated, or inspected.”
Read the entire bill here.
HB2030 was not passed but will be on the agenda in the House Agriculture Sub-Committee for January 30th at 4:30 p.m, as they have gone back for revisions of the bill.
This bill could mean an incredible new income for homesteaders across the state, as well as an easier resource of farm to table food and raw milk to the consumer.
We highly encourage you to contact subcommittee members and the delegate in your district to tell them you are in favor of this bill and that you would like for them to co-sponsor these bills. Email is good, calls are even better!
Here’s who you need to contact —
Delegate Knight (804) 698-1081 email: [email protected]
Delegate Orrock (804) 698-1054 email: [email protected]
Delegate Poindexter (804) 698-1009 email: [email protected]
Delegate Webert (804) 698-1018 email: [email protected]
Delegate Bloxom (804) 698-1000 email: [email protected]
Delegate James (804) 698-1080 email: [email protected]
Delegate Keam (804) 698-1035 email: [email protected]