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Martha Boneta Named as Finalist for Weyrich Award

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Virginia Family Farmer Boneta named as Finalist for Prestigious Weyrich Award

Issued by The Small Family Farm Foundation

Martha Boneta, farmer in Fauquier County and property rights activist (Small Family Farm Foundation Photo)

(Washington, DC) – Martha Boneta, owner of Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia, is nominated as one of three finalists for the annual Weyrich Awards for “Courage in the Face of Power.” This prestigious award is to be given on the evening of Wednesday, February 25th,  honoring “leaders in the conservative movement who have made significant contributions in the cause of liberty.” Presidential hopeful, Governor Scott Walker, is a prior Weyrich Award recipient.

“I am so humbled and thrilled to be considered for this great honor,” said Boneta.

Boneta, whose namesake “Boneta Bill” became law in 2014, protects farmers from over regulation. Boneta is on the cusp of yet another victory for property rights with the overwhelming passage of bipartisan HB 1488 in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly, The Conservation Dispute Resolution Act.  HB 1488 provides protections for landowners against private “Land Trusts” that currently have no standards, accountability, or transparency.

What good is protecting farmland if we aren’t protecting the farmers?” (asked Boneta). “The only way to really protect and preserve farmland is to protect the farmers.

HB 1488 is the result of abusive acts by the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), a 501(c)3 non-profit land trust. The PEC fabricated a significant Civil War historical designation on Boneta Farm, with no historical basis for the claim and also altered easement language without Boneta’s consent or knowledge.

Read the Rest at The Fairfax Free Citizen

I know Martha is sitting on a big RED tractor in the photo above, but this song about a big green tractor will just have to do!

 

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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