Republican Party of Virginia Passes Resolution:
Small Farm/Food Freedom Resolution
“Whereas, Virginians deserve access to wholesome and locally produced foods, and small farmers should be able to supply these products without burdensome government regulations; and
Whereas, government must not single out or characterize farmers, farming or farmland in such a way as to diminish their freedoms and rights as guaranteed to all Americans and protected by the United States and Virginia Constitutions; and
Whereas, government must not use laws or the color of law, regulations, zoning ordinances or the dictates of permits to violate, trespass on or restrict the rights of farmers simply based on the fact that they engage in farm-related commerce, and farmers are entitled to fair, reasonable and full remedies from government agencies or political subdivisions that violate or trespass on their rights.
Now be it therefore resolved by the 2013 Republican Party of Virginia State Convention, that We support repeal of state laws and local ordinances inconsistent with this resolution; ”
Read the whole resolution here: Small Farm/Food Freedom Resolution