right to farm

Politics & Issues
12:25 am
Sun March 9, 2014

Missouri Democrats Solidly Against 'Right To Work,' Less So Regarding 'Right To Farm'

Jo Mannies/St. Louis Public Radio

HANNIBAL, Mo. --The banners, the stickers and the rhetoric at this weekend’s Democrat Days made one thing clear:

When it comes to “right to work,’’ Missouri Democratic activists and politicians are solidly against it. 

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Lincoln Days
1:32 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Missouri Republicans See 'Right To Farm' Ballot Proposal As Aid To GOP Turnout

Backers of the Right to Farm amendment were circulating fliers at Lincoln Days blasting some animal rights groups.
Credit Jo Mannies/St. Louis Public Radio

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Republican Party has endorsed the proposed “Right To Farm” constitutional amendment set for the November ballot.

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.

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On the Trail
8:18 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Showdown Looms Over 'Right To Farm' Amendment

Former state Sen. Wes Shoemyer, D-Clarence, has formed a political action committee to oppose the "Right to Farm" amendment.
Credit Flickr/MoDOTNews

Wes Shoemyer was content to ride off into the political sunset. 

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.

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.

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Right to Farm and Ranch
3:28 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Approves Right To Farm & Ranch, Will Go On Mo. Ballot

Veronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House and Senate have passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers and ranchers the right to farm and ranch.

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