Missouri’s Right to Farm amendment continues its strong course passing through the Missouri State Senate Agriculture Committee with a unanimous vote of 7-0.
Missouri Farmers Care released a statement today applauding the seven Missouri State Senators who showed bipartisan support for a constitutional Right to Farm amendment.
House Joint Resolution 7 & 11, the Right to Farm amendment, previously passed out of Missouri House of Representatives with 110 yes to 41 no vote. Now that the amendment passed through the State Senate Agriculture Committee, it progresses forward for a hearing in front of the full State Senate.
If passed out of the State Senate, the Right to Farm Amendment would then be placed before Missouri citizens to vote on the November 2014 ballot.
Right to Farm amendments are spurring up all across the midwest to protect not just farmers and ranchers, but consumers from threats posed by radical animal rights groups. In November 2012, North Dakota became the first state to pass a constitutional Right to Farm amendment.
Currently, Missouri and Indiana legislators are working to ensure lasting constitutional protections for their states strong agriculture heritages.
We’ll keep you posted as Right to Farm progresses through the Missouri State Senate.
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