Delegate Scott Lingamfelter has introduced a bill that puts teeth into Virginia’s long-standing Right to Farm Act.
The “Martha Boneta Bill” would curb local government’s authority to penalize farmers who sell farm-related items on their own property.
Though state law permits farmers to market produce on-site, Fauquier County officials last year slapped farm operator Martha Boneta with a series of $5,000 fines for selling fruit, vegetables and handicrafts.
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