PEC Joins Fauquier County in Opposing Rights of Small Farmers

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Published on the Fauquier Free Citizen - January 9, 2013

It is official. The Piedmont Environmental Council has come out of the closet. It is against “buy fresh, buy local.”

The PEC joined Fauquier County in opposing property and other constitutional rights of small farmers. Talk about the worst kept secret in the county.

H.B. 1430, the Boneta Bill, does three things in amending Virginia’s Right to Farm Act. It clarifies that farming includes the right of commerce so that small farmers can earn a living. It states that any county ordinance violating constitutional rights on farms is void. Lastly, it provides remedies against counties that violate the Right to Farm Act.

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