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Still Fighting For Our Farms

It’s a sunset that could set on oyster farming in Virginia forever. Virginia farmers have been under assault for years. It doesn’t make any sense. Why would farmers be attacked? The very element that Virginia was famous for, what Virginia was founded on, and what makes Virginia great is our farm land.

Whether we have livestock or agriculture. Our farms provide more than just beautiful scenery. Our farms afford us sustainable living and farmers take stock in the land with pride in what they produce. More information can be found HERE. The Virginia code for oyster farming can be found HERE and HERE.

Anthony Bavuso is one of those farmers. This is not just a way of life for him but for his family. Oyster farmers have been historically known in Virginia and especially in York County. To discontinue oyster farming would be like cutting off one’s right arm. It would be destroying part of Virginia’s history.

So what right? Is it legal? Is it safe? How does it affect the environment? Watch this video and see for yourself just how amazing these farmers are and the pride they take in the land their family has lived on for centuries.

When I hear of egregious government and abuse of power it becomes more clear why so many voted for Trump. Our government has turned on its people. The very servants no longer serve but misuse the authority that has so preciously been given.

What is happening in York is nothing more than vindictive abuse of power. Citizens should not have to fight their very own tax dollars to save their way of life. I encourage you to put government back on the side of the people and restore the faith in our legislators. The chronology chain of events can be found HERE.

I applaud Delegate Nick Freitas and Senator Jill Vogel for their efforts in restoring government on the side of the people they serve. Please encourage legislators on both House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources to HB 1897 and SB1529. Those committees will vote on these bills that can save yet another farmer under attack.

Contact information for the Virginia House Counties, Cities and Towns Sub-Committee #2:

Christopher Stolle, Chairman (R-District 83)
(804) 698-1083
email: DelCStolle@house.virginia.gov

Daniel W. Marshall III (R – District 14)
(804) 698-1014
email: DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov

James [Will] Morefield (R – District 3)

(804) 698-1003
email: DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov

Tony O. Wilt (R – District 26)
(804) 698-1026
email: deltwilt@house.virginia.gov

Keith M. Hodges (R – District 98)
(804) 698-1098
email: DelKHodges@house.virginia.gov

Michael J. Webert (R – District 18)
804) 698-1018
email: DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov

Todd E. Pillion (R – District 4)
(804) 698-1004
email: DelTPillion@house.virginia.gov

Stephen E. Heretick (D – District 79)

(804) 698-1079
email: DelSHeretick@house.virginia.gov

Michael P. Mullin (D – District 93)
(804) 698-1079
email: DelSHeretick@house.virginia.gov

E.E. Cliff Hayes Jr. (D – District 93)
804) 698-1077
email: delchayes@house.virginia.gov

Contact information for the Virginia Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources:

Richard Stuart (Chairman) (R – District 28)
(804) 698-7528
district28@senate.virginia.gov

Emmett Hanger (R – District 24)
(804) 698-7524
district24@senate.virginia.gov

Frank Ruff (R – District 15)
(804) 698-7515
district15@senate.virginia.gov

Mark Obenshain (R – District 26)
(804) 698-7526
district26@senate.virginia.gov

J. Chapman Petersen (D – District 34)
(804) 698-7534
district34@senate.virginia.gov

David Marsden (D – District 37)
(804) 698-7537
district37@senate.virginia.gov

William Stanley (R – District 20)
(804) 698-7520
district20@senate.virginia.gov

Richard Black (R – District 13)
(804) 698-7513
district13@senate.virginia.gov

Adam Ebbin (D – District 30)
(804) 698-7530
district30@senate.virginia.gov

Lynwood Lewis (D – District 6)
(804) 698-7506
district06@senate.virginia.gov

A. Benton Chafin (R – District 38)
(804) 698-7538
district38@senate.virginia.gov

Rosalyn Dance (D – District 16)
(804) 698-7516
district16@senate.virginia.gov

David Suetterlein (R – District 19)
(804) 698-7519
district19@senate.virginia.gov

T. Montgomery Mason (D – District 1)
(804) 698-7501
district01@senate.virginia.gov

Jennifer McClellan (D – District 9)
(804) 698-7509
district09@senate.virginia.gov

 

By |2017-01-31T10:40:32-05:00January 31st, 2017|

About the Author:

Waverly Woods
I became an activist when Barack Obama became president. I joined the Republican Party and many conservative groups looking for a way to restore our Republic with no prevail until the TEA Party. I am blessed with one son that was born and raised in Virginia as I was. I consider Virginia my Tara and make no apologies about how I will fight to save it.