County Farm Bureau leaders convene in Roanoke for annual Resolutions Committee meeting

Virginia Farm Bureau County leaders from across the state convened in Roanoke today for the 2012 VFB Resolutions Committee meeting.

This meeting is one of Farm Bureau’s most important yearly functions.

Among the topics discussed are funding for conservation practices required to meet water quality commitments; damage to their farms from wildlife such as coyotes, elk, geese, deer and bears; and protecting their property from trespassers and liability claims from those who trespass.
The meeting also included discussion of issues relating to taxes, farmland preservation and farm commodities.

Policies developed during the resolutions meeting will be considered for official VFBF policy during the organization’s annual convention November 27-29 in Chantilly.

Many of the resolutions approved at the meeting will be lobbied for during the 2013 Virginia General Assembly, as well as in Congress.

Interested in getting involved in the VFB policy process? Contact your county Farm Bureau office for more information.

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