right to farm http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Democrats Solidly Against 'Right To Work,' Less So Regarding 'Right To Farm' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-democrats-solidly-against-right-work-less-so-regarding-right-farm <p>HANNIBAL, Mo. --The banners, the stickers and the rhetoric at this weekend’s Democrat Days made one thing clear:</p><p>When it comes to “right to work,’’ Missouri Democratic activists and politicians are solidly against it.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 06:25:10 +0000 Jo Mannies 34278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Democrats Solidly Against 'Right To Work,' Less So Regarding 'Right To Farm' Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-republicans-see-right-farm-ballot-proposal-aid-gop-turnout <p>SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Republican Party has endorsed the proposed<a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/"> “Right To Farm” constitutional amendment </a>set for the November ballot.</p><p>The official support is aimed, in part, at promoting GOP ties to the proposal, which some Republicans believe will boost turnout by rural conservative voters this fall – and that could help all GOP candidates.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:32:58 +0000 Jo Mannies 33925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout Showdown Looms Over 'Right To Farm' Amendment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/showdown-looms-over-right-farm-amendment <p>Wes Shoemyer was content to ride off into the political sunset.&nbsp;</p><p>The former Democratic state senator lost his re-election bid decisively in 2010. Afterward he told people in Jefferson City that he had a great “consolation prize” – going back to his farm near Monroe County.</p><p>But Shoemyer is leaping back into the fray to fight an amendment making it more difficult to regulate agriculture. And he’s taking on familiar adversaries – some the state’s largest agricultural organizations.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:18:13 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33226 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Showdown Looms Over 'Right To Farm' Amendment Mo. Gen. Assembly Approves Right To Farm & Ranch, Will Go On Mo. Ballot http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-approves-right-farm-ranch-will-go-mo-ballot <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> and <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</A> have passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers and ranchers the right to farm and ranch.</P> <P>Supporters of <A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR11&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Joint Resolution 11 &amp; 7</A>&nbsp;expressed concerns that left-leaning interests outside of Missouri are trying to overregulate what happens on a farm or ranch, to the point where it would become economically impossible to carry on.&nbsp; Opponents say the ri Tue, 14 May 2013 20:28:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Approves Right To Farm & Ranch, Will Go On Mo. Ballot