VA Farm Bureau Concerned About Shifts in Redistricting

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation says shifts in state population and political redistricting could erode government support for rural areas and farmers.

Orange County farmer Thomas Graves says the population shift from rural areas to places like northern and central Virginia could spell trouble for southwest and Southside. He says that could mean reduced funding for schools, roads and other programs.

Other funding cuts could involve environmental programs and funding for the Cooperative Extension program.

Graves serves on the Farm Bureau Federation's board of directors. He's also past president of the Orange County Farm Bureau.

He said the Farm Bureau will work harder to ensure that the concerns of rural Virginia and farmers are heard.

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