Agriculture Eric Stamps

Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry, but federal and state regulations put burdens on farmers preventing them from being successful. As delegate I want to ease these regulatory burdens and promote farming as an industry that future generations can make a living in. I want to make sure that the taxes are fair and do not prohibit individuals from starting and growing their agriculture business. 

There are amazing opportunities for entrepreneurship in areas such as urban farming. There is an abundance of vacant land in urban areas which are perfect locations for growing food, and items for products like hemp. This creates opportunities for growing the local food supply, eliminating food deserts, and providing an affordable healthy product to the public.