Legislation Eases Agritourism Hurdles

Agritourism01If Governor McAuliffe agrees, small farmers could operate agritourism activities under less restrictive regulations … thanks to legislation that has now passed both houses of the General Assembly.  The new law would prohibit local governments from requiring special-use permits and imposing stringent noise regulations unless there’s a substantial impact on public welfare or safety.  As Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, while small farmers embraced this bill, they did not get everything they wanted during the legislative session.

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