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Capitol Report – Correction to Amendment 1

Unfortunately, when finalizing this week’s Capitol Report, a sentence was accidently deleted from the paragraph to the Amendment 1 – Right to Farm summary. Please see below the correct summary.

Amendment 1 – Right to Farm

Amendment 1 will give Missouri voters the opportunity to enact a constitutional amendment affirming the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices. Known as the “Right to Farm” bill, it would, upon voter approval, “ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching practices shall not be infringed.” The amendment would prevent changes made to state law that infringe on the rights of farmers. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and other groups that would love to end all animal agriculture in our state vehemently oppose this measure, because it makes it much more difficult for them to enact their agenda through legislation/ballot measures (which they are in a continual process of trying). There has already been a considerable amount of political spin/rhetoric surrounding this issue, with some saying that “the language is vague,” “this would unduly protect agriculture,” or “this will benefit corporate producers.” The truth is this; Amendment 1 will benefit and protect all of agriculture (small, large, private or corporate) across our state from those individuals/groups that do not have our interests or food supply as a concern.

As always, please do not hesitate to call or write me anytime with your questions or thoughts on these or any other issues. My Capitol office is 573.751.1490 and my email is Robert.Ross@house.mo.gov. Thank you for the honor to serve as your Representative in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Working on your behalf,

Representative Robert Ross

Proudly Serving the 142nd House District

Texas, Howell, Phelps, & Pulaski Counties

Missouri House of Representatives

573.751.1490

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