Skip to comments.Missouri Weighs Unusual Addition to Its Constitution: Right to Farm
Posted on 08/03/2014 10:07:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
KINGDOM CITY, Mo. Missourians already have the constitutional right to religion, speech and guns. On Tuesday, they could make a novel addition to the State Constitution: the right to farm.
A proposal known as Amendment 1 will be taken up in a statewide vote on Tuesday, leaving Missouri poised to change its Constitution to guarantee the rights of its people to engage in farming and ranching practices.
The right to farm hardly seems threatened in Missouri, one of the leading agricultural states, with nearly 100,000 farms producing crops including soybeans, corn and wheat.
But a coalition of state farming groups and major agriculture corporations have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take aim at the Humane Society, which led a successful fight in 2010 to regulate inhumane dog-breeding practices in Missouri.
Backers of the amendment are wary of laws that have passed in other states, like California, where voters in 2008 approved roomier living conditions for hens, and Oregon, where a rural countys ban on genetically modified crops was overwhelmingly passed in May....
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‘Born to Raise Corn’
From here on, we want to be know as the “Hoe-Me State”.
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