E.W. Jackson Visits the Valley and Talks Farming

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

HARRISONBURG -- Republican candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor, E.W. Jackson, brought his campaign to the Valley while raising money for his cause.

Jackson spoke at James Madison University Monday night about a proposed bill he supports called the Farm Freedom Act. He said it's a bill where family farmers don't have to go through state and federal regulators to sell their goods.

Jackson spoke about how the government needs to think about families but he also had another idea in mind.

"Farms that gross under $100,000 per year have dropped by 300. It's because of the bureaucracy and the regulations," said Jackson.

Jackson is backing a proposed bill that would reduce family farm regulations.

"A farmer should be able to do with his own land and they should be able to do business with one another and with their neighbors and get products to market, and have people enjoy the use of those products without unnecessary involvement or interference," said Jackson.

Jackson said farmers can't do things like can their goods or sell them.

"What this bill does, it ends those restrictions. Farmers can do that. And people can buy those products they go into that knowing they buy the products from their neighbors," said Jackson.

The bill hasn't been introduced yet. Jackson said he's not sure if it will go through a general assembly or it may have to go further in the senate.

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