Group to challenge ‘Right to Farm’ before Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court will be asked Wednesday to hear a challenge to the so-called “Right to Farm” amendment that voters narrowly approved in August. Opponents of the measure are asking to have it removed from the state constitution, despite its approval being confirmed by a recount.

The amendment established a constitutional right to engage in farming and ranching across the state. Opponents, including Missouri Farmers’ Union president Richard Oswald, says the language on the August ballot misled voters and that the amendment is really about allowing more foreign influence in Missouri farming.

Backers of the measure say its prevents organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States from exercising outsized influence on agriculture in the state.

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