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July 6, 2016
Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Meet on July 20 in Doswell
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686


The Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services will meet on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Richmond. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in Meadow Hall, Meadow Event Park Doswell, Virginia.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Call to order and approval of the minutes of the May 26, 2016 meeting
  • Welcome from Meadow Event Park – Monica Burrow, Venue Manager
  • Board Member reports
  • VDACS Commissioner’s report
  • Revisions to Office of Pesticide Services - Interim Administrative Procedure for Compliance Actions
  • Final Exempt Action to Adopt – 2 VAC 5-319 (Best Management Practices for the Operation of Apiaries in Order to Limit Operator Liability)
  • Proposed Stage – 2 VAC 5-425 (Vapor Pressure Requirements for Gasoline Ethanol Blends)
  • Notice of Intended Regulatory Action – 2 VAC 5-115 (Regulations for Determining Whether A Private Animal Shelter Meets the Purpose of Finding Permanent Adoptive Homes for Animals)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Agricultural Statistics Service Update – Herman Ellison, State Statistician
  • Industrial Hemp Update – Erin Williams, Senior Policy Analyst, VDACS
  • Plans for Petersburg and Ashland agricultural tours on July 21
  • New Business
  • Future meetings
  • Public comment period
  • Adjournment

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