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Boneta Bill Part Deux
Canada Free Press ^ | January 18, 2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh

Posted on 01/18/2014 9:07:28 AM PST by Sheapdog

Farming comprises less than three percent of an American labor force that feeds 307 million Americans and many other millions around the world yet government regulations are making it harder and harder for small farms to operate and bring wholesome foods to the market.

Why should farmers be subjected to “annual property monitoring visits and inspections” by environmental groups, environmental councils, and local supervisors beholden to international agencies, groups that have no idea how their food gets to the table nor do they care?

Virginians have fought back the NGO environmentalist assaults on their land, private property rights, and the right to farm by introducing HB 1430, The Right to Farm Act, better known as the Boneta Bill, which passed the House of Delegates 77-22 in February 2013 but was blocked by the Senate Agricultural Committee by a vote of 11-4. The sponsor of the bill, Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, promised to reintroduce the bill in 2014.

Chairman Mike Thomas and his committee of 12 proposed a resolution on May 4, 2013, the Virginia Small Farm and Food Freedom Resolution in support of HB 1839, the Virginia Food Freedom Act.

The Resolution called on the Republican Party of Virginia “to support state legislation and local ordinances consistent with each farmer’s right to determine what best constitutes farming, farm life, the best uses of his/her own farm land, respect for their neighbors,” market pay for their labor, and to repeal state laws and ordinances inconsistent with the Resolution.

Martha Boneta found herself at the center of the battle for farm freedom and property rights when she held a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls at her Paris Barns. Fauquier County deemed this party illegal because it lacked a permit. “Why would I need a permit for pumpkin carving?” Boneta said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environment; epa; epaoutofcontrol; farming; marthaboneta; ngo

1 posted on 01/18/2014 9:07:28 AM PST by Sheapdog
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To: Sheapdog
Because food will be the last weapon used before mass murder.

I hope there are some sharp purchasers out there in Vegas that realized there will be a need for some without a firearm to need one ...

I know I'D be thinkin' that way.

2 posted on 01/18/2014 9:12:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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