Corporate Farming News

Special Editon Letter to the Editor: Waters of the US Rule

Dear Editor,

The state of Missouri is tremendously fortunate to have abundant and diverse water supplies across our entire state. From underground aquifers to flowing steams and rivers and the many beautiful lakes they sustain, Missouri is blessed.

Located at the heart of the nation, Missouri is an attractive destination for many industries, including agriculture, because of our natural resources and accessibility.

Stop Muddying the Water

In March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that have left more than half of America’s streams and millions of wetland acres unprotected from pollution. Since then, organizations and individuals who don’t seem that concerned about clean water have leveled every possible criticism against the proposed rule – and some that seem impossible.

Beware Corporate "Right to Farm"

On August 5th, Missourians voted on an ill-conceived “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment supported by a coalition of major corporate farming interests, which spent over $1 million to secure its passage.
The amendment was couched in farmer-friendly phrasing and legal language with unclear ramifications - … the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state, subject to duly authorized powers, if any, conferred by Article VI of the Constitution of Missouri.


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