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Farmers back bill that clarifies landowner rights in eminent domain cases

The state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization is backing a bill introduced by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, that spells out landowner rights when property is damaged in activities related to eminent domain.

Farm Bureau applauds successful property rights bills

The state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization this week voiced approval of property rights bills that were successful in this year’s Virginia General Assembly.

Property rights amendment to take effect Jan. 1, 2013

For private property rights advocates in Virginia, the wait is almost over. An amendment to the state constitution approved by voters on Nov. 6 will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.

Voters approve property rights amendment by wide margin

Producer members of county Farm Bureaus throughout Virginia are extremely pleased that Question 1 on the Virginia ballot passed by 75 percent on Nov. 6, said Wayne Pryor, president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.

Proposed eminent domain amendment protects ‘the little guy’

One item Virginia voters will see on the Nov. 6 ballot is a proposed state constitutional amendment regarding the use of eminent domain to take private property.

Campaign launched to encourage ‘yes’ votes for private property rights

Virginia landowners will be confident that their private property cannot be taken and given to another private owner under eminent domain if the commonwealth’s voters approve Question 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Federal efforts to protect property rights mirror Virginia’s

As Virginia moves closer to a constitutional amendment to protect private property owners from eminent domain abuse, Congress is considering similar legislation.

Wythe County farmer wins eminent domain suit against VDOT

Edd Jennings proved that farmers sometimes can prevail over eminent domain.

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