right to farm http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Legal Roundtable: Are Missouri's Proposed Amendments Necessary? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-roundtable-are-missouris-proposed-amendments-necessary-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two proposed amendments to Missouri's Constitution will appear on August's ballot, and they are raising questions among law enforcement officials, lawmakers and voters.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:20:11 +0000 Erica Smith 37979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legal Roundtable: Are Missouri's Proposed Amendments Necessary? Koster's Support For 'Right To Farm' Prompts Praise And Criticism http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kosters-support-right-farm-prompts-praise-and-criticism <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s decision to endorse the proposed “Right To Farm’’ constitutional amendment is resurrecting a split within Democratic ranks over the issue – and him.</p><p>Koster, a Republican-turned-Democrat, now is seen as the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor in 2016.&nbsp; He also has become the de facto leader of the state Democratic Party, in part <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-takes-charge-he-gives-100000-missouri-democratic-party">because he’s currently the party’s largest single donor.</a></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:58:23 +0000 Jo Mannies 37964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster's Support For 'Right To Farm' Prompts Praise And Criticism Would 'Right To Farm' Ballot Question Protect Family Farms Or Ag Corporations? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/would-right-farm-ballot-question-protect-family-farms-or-ag-corporations <p>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.</p><p><strong>Origins and journey of 'Right to Farm'</strong></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:25:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37653 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Would 'Right To Farm' Ballot Question Protect Family Farms Or Ag Corporations? 'Right To Farm' Opponents Stage Rally At Missouri Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/right-farm-opponents-stage-rally-missouri-capitol <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Around 50 people rallied at the State Capitol Thursday against a proposed constitutional amendment to limit regulations on farmers and ranchers in Missouri.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Opponents of the "Right to Farm" ballot measure say state law already protects farmers and ranchers, and the proposal is really geared toward protecting corporations that engage in large-scale farming and animal-producing operations.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37362 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Right To Farm' Opponents Stage Rally At Missouri Capitol 'Right-To-Farm' Tour Hits Jefferson City; Former Lt. Gov. Criticizes Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/right-farm-tour-hits-jefferson-city-former-lt-gov-criticizes-proposal <p>Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to limit regulations on farmers and ranchers in Missouri continue to tour the state this week.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:06:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36701 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Right-To-Farm' Tour Hits Jefferson City; Former Lt. Gov. Criticizes Proposal Missouri 'Right-To-Farm' Supporters Launch PR Campaign This Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-right-farm-supporters-launch-pr-campaign-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of the proposed "right to farm" amendment to the Missouri constitution will begin stumping for the proposal around the state this week.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:07:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36633 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri 'Right-To-Farm' Supporters Launch PR Campaign This Week 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