Lunenburg Farm Bureau helps develop statewide policy

Published 12:41 pm Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Richard Hite Jr., president of the Lunenburg County Farm Bureau, represented local members at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Resolutions Committee meeting Nov. 5 in Richmond.

Hite said the meeting is one of Farm Bureau’s most important yearly functions.

“Farmers are very concerned about funding for conservation practices required to meet water quality commitments, as well as funding for the state’s weights and measures program; defending state control of the current biosolids program and regulations; and having farmer representation on elected local soil and water conservation district boards,” he said.

The meeting also included discussion of funding farmland preservation programs, and research and extension programs at Virginia Tech and Virginia State.

Policies developed during the resolutions meeting will be considered for official VFBF policy during the organization’s annual convention Dec. 1-3 in Norfolk.