Right To Farm
Missouri’s Food for America, the Missouri Farmers Union and the Missouri Rural Crisis Center called it a deceptive amendment.
Opponents of Missouri’s Right to Farm constitutional amendment were weighing a recount request Wednesday, a day after the measure appeared to pass by the slimmest of margins.
A proposed constitutional amendment creating a right to farm in Missouri appears to have prevailed in a close election. Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 had 498,751 votes for it and 496,223 against it with all precincts reporting — a margin of less than three-tenths of a percentage point.
A person opposed to Amendment One was arrested at the Ozark Empire Fair in Southwest Missouri, and others wearing “vote no” T-shirts were ejected.
Several people were ejected from the Ozark Empire Fair in southwest Missouri allegedly for wearing ‘VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT ONE’ T-shirts and for talking to people about this month’s political campaigns.
Charlie talks with Mo. State Rep. Paul Curtman about Mo. Amendments 9 and 1; with STL Cards Broadcaster Mike Shannon; and with Dr. John Bowen, who was visiting St. Louis from Hamilton, NY, and was not allowed to photograph the historic Wainwright Building.
The pros and cons are flying when it comes to Amendment One, or Missouri’s Right To Farm initiative.
State Senator Eric Schmitt disagrees, saying that it would protect farmers from PETA and similar organizations who want to banish beef.
Opponents are planning to rally at the Missouri Capitol against a proposed amendment to the state Constitution establishing a “right to farm.”
The August ballot proposal asks voters whether the right “to engage in farming and ranching” should be “forever guaranteed” in the Missouri Constitution.