Farm stores; exempts stores that are owned and operated by farmer from State inspection. (HB998)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Inspection of farm stores.  Exempts stores that are owned and operated by a farmer, that are located on the farmer's land, and that sell agricultural products from being inspected by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Such stores are limited to selling farm products that are produced on the owner of the store's property and farm products grown on neighboring farms. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102434D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2012Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB998)
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/14/2012Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Barbara Ashmore writes:

This bill will allow farmers to produce and sell their products more freely. Gives the farm more opportunity to benefit from income without having to travel to market.