Missouri Right-to-Farm Amendment, HJR 11 (2014)

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The Missouri "Right-to-Farm" Amendment, also known as HJR 11, will appear as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Missouri for the general election on November 4, 2014. If passed, the measure, which is sponsored by Rep. Bill Reiboldt (R-160), would add a section to the state constitution that explicitly guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage in their livelihoods and produce food for others.[1]

Support

This bill is sponsored by Rep. Bill Reiboldt. The Missouri Cattlemen's Association has expressed its support of this amendment.[2]

Opposition

Sen. Rob Schaaf (R-34) is opposed to the amendment. He has expressed concerns over the public's safety if the amendment is adopted, saying that this could lead to a situation in which it is more difficult for state regulators to control super-food poisoning bugs created as a result of feeding antibiotics to livestock.[3]

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See also Amending the Missouri Constitution

Proposed amendments must be agreed to by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Missouri General Assembly.


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