A recount of Missouri’s so-called “Right to Farm” amendment confirmed the measure has passed and will become part of the state’s constitution. The recount of votes cast in August concluded Monday morning, reducing the measure’s margin of passage to 2,375 votes, down from 2,490.
The amendment creates a constitutional right to engage in farming and ranching across the state. Supporters say the amendment will guarantee the rights of farmers and ranchers in the constitution and will protect Missouri’s economy. Opponents say the issue will benefit big businesses.