‘Right To Farm’ Opponents Rally In Jefferson City

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Around 50 people gathered at the State Capitol to hear arguments against a proposed constitutional amendment to limit regulations on farmers and ranchers in Missouri.

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. The amendment’s supporters argue that family farms and ranches are being attacked by animal rights activists and environmentalists as well as by an overreaching federal bureaucracy.

Missourians will vote on the proposal Aug. 5.

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