Thursday, February 7, 2013

HB 2209: Soil & Water Conservation Board

Virginia House Bill 2209, which has passed the House of Delegates and crossed over to the Senate, authorizes another panel of unelected people to dictate how farmers should manage their "soil nutrients."

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+ful+HB2209H1

I'll say one thing on behalf of this bill: unlike some similar authorizations of cash outlays for which the voters probably would not have voted, HB 2209 does begin with a refreshing acknowledgment that some farmers "are not required to have a certified nutrient management plan."