right to farm http://kbia.org en A.G. Koster backs Right to Farm http://kbia.org/post/ag-koster-backs-right-farm <p>Missouri's Attorney General put his support behind a controversial amendment on the primary ballot. Chris Koster officially announced his endorsement of Amendment one, also known as the Right to Farm act.</p><p>In a short statement at the Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City today, Koster cited the states reliance on agriculture, saying that failing to pass the measure could inhibit the success of Missouri farmers.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:05:07 +0000 Grant Suneson 55878 at http://kbia.org A.G. Koster backs Right to Farm 'Take honest look' at Amendment 1, says former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell http://kbia.org/post/take-honest-look-amendment-1-says-former-lt-governor-joe-maxwell <p>Former Missouri Lieutenant Governor Joe Maxwell says the ‘Right to Farm’ question before voters in August would give more protection to foreign corporations and take away from small farmers.</p><p>Maxwell, a Democrat, told reporters in Springfield Tuesday that <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/" target="_blank">Amendment 1</a> will give more liberty to corporations to buy and operate Missouri farmland.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:18:57 +0000 Scott Harvey 55847 at http://kbia.org 'Take honest look' at Amendment 1, says former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell Would 'Right To Farm' Ballot Question Protect Family Farms Or Ag Corporations? http://kbia.org/post/would-right-farm-ballot-question-protect-family-farms-or-ag-corporations Do Missouri’s farmers and ranchers need a constitutional amendment to continue their way of life, or does current law offer enough protection? That’s the debate surrounding one of the five ballot measures Missouri voters will decide next month. Supporters and opponents are campaigning and spending money on efforts to both pass and kill the proposal that could limit regulations on farming and ranching.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit / Véronique LaCapra, St. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:44:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 55730 at http://kbia.org Would 'Right To Farm' Ballot Question Protect Family Farms Or Ag Corporations? 'Right To Farm' Opponents Stage Rally At Missouri Capitol http://kbia.org/post/right-farm-opponents-stage-rally-missouri-capitol <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Around 50 people took part Thursday in a rally opposing the &quot;Right to Farm&quot; constitutional amendment that&#039;s on Missouri&#039;s August 5th ballot." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:19:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 54879 at http://kbia.org 'Right To Farm' Opponents Stage Rally At Missouri Capitol 'Right to Farm' opponents plan Capitol rally http://kbia.org/post/right-farm-opponents-plan-capitol-rally <p>Opponents are planning to rally at the Missouri Capitol against a proposed amendment to the state Constitution establishing a "right to farm ."</p><p>The question on the state's Aug. 5 ballot asks voters whether the right "to engage in farming and ranching" should be "forever guaranteed" in the Missouri Constitution.</p><p>Critics contend the measure will lead to lawsuits over what farming practices are permitted, and to special protections for large agricultural special interests.</p><p>Supporters of the proposal say their goal is to protect and promote agriculture.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:10:02 +0000 Associated Press 54810 at http://kbia.org 'Right to Farm' opponents plan Capitol rally So-called 'Right to Farm' amendment wording creates confusion http://kbia.org/post/so-called-right-farm-amendment-wording-creates-confusion <p>The wording of a proposed amendment to Missouri's Constitution that would guarantee residents' right to "engage in agricultural production and ranching practices" is leading to questions from both sides of the issue – including a question of whether the amendment would have any impact at all.</p><p>Supporters of the so-called "right to farm" measure on the August ballot say it gives farmers more legal standing to challenge unfair regulations. Opponents fear it could unravel environmental and animal welfare laws.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:21:47 +0000 Associated Press 54613 at http://kbia.org So-called 'Right to Farm' amendment wording creates confusion What does the ‘right to farm’ mean in Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/what-does-right-farm-mean-missouri <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Congress members are throwing their support behind a proposed “right to farm” amendment in Missouri’s constitution. But critics are pointing to the measure’s ambiguous language as problematic.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:09:13 +0000 Kristofor Husted 54096 at http://kbia.org What does the ‘right to farm’ mean in Missouri? 'Right-To-Farm' Tour Hits Jefferson City; Former Lt. Gov. Criticizes Proposal http://kbia.org/post/right-farm-tour-hits-jefferson-city-former-lt-gov-criticizes-proposal <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, speaks in favor of the &quot;right-to-farm&quot; constitutional amendment in Jefferson City." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:33:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 54016 at http://kbia.org 'Right-To-Farm' Tour Hits Jefferson City; Former Lt. Gov. Criticizes Proposal Republican Mo. Congressmembers to join push for "right to farm" http://kbia.org/post/republican-mo-congressmembers-join-push-right-farm <p></p><p>Several Missourians in the U.S. House are backing a proposed amendment to the state Constitution on farming. Fri, 30 May 2014 13:55:10 +0000 Associated Press 53781 at http://kbia.org Republican Mo. Congressmembers to join push for "right to farm" Missouri Farm Bureau holds annual Commodity Conference http://kbia.org/post/missouri-farm-bureau-holds-annual-commodity-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual Commodity Conference and Legislative Briefing brought over 200 Missouri farmers to Jefferson City Monday and Tuesday. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst said the event is meant to help inform Missouri farmers of current issues in agriculture.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:51:21 +0000 Emerald O'Brien & Xiaosu Tian 48731 at http://kbia.org Missouri Farm Bureau holds annual Commodity Conference Farming ballot measure campaign heats up http://kbia.org/post/farming-ballot-measure-campaign-heats <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Opposition is starting to form around a ballot measure that would enshrine a "right to farm" in&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri's</font>&nbsp;Constitution.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:18:31 +0000 Associated Press 47209 at http://kbia.org Farming ballot measure campaign heats up Right to farm (bill); Ste. Genevieve sand mine http://kbia.org/post/right-farm-bill-ste-genevieve-sand-mine <p>Dozens of Ste. Genevieve County residents met last night (Tuesday) with the company applying to open up a sand mine in their neighborhood. Locals fired questions at Mark Rust, owner of Summit Proppants, for four hours about health concerns, traffic safety and property values.</p><p>Missouri voters will get the chance to consider a constitutional amendment next fall that would affirm the rights of farmers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices. The state House and Senate passed the measure during the end of the legislative session last week. Harvest Public Media reports.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:44:01 +0000 Kristofor Husted 34204 at http://kbia.org How would you vote on Missouri’s ‘Right-to-Farm’ amendment? http://kbia.org/post/how-would-you-vote-missouri-s-right-farm-amendment <p>Next year, Missouri voters will get a chance to consider a controversial constitutional amendment that would affirm the rights of farmers to engage in "modern" farming and ranching practices.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:46:58 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 34109 at http://kbia.org How would you vote on Missouri’s ‘Right-to-Farm’ amendment?