Missouri ag groups celebrate passage of ordinance bill
The President of the Missouri Farm Bureau says the legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 391 is good for Missouri’s farms and communities, “It’s a big day for Missouri agriculture,” Blake Hurst tells Brownfield Ag News. “This bill will give farmers certainty as they look to change or expand their operation.”
Blake Hurst tells Brownfield Ag News that Missouri ag groups, including cattle, pork, corn and soybeans, pulled together on this bill, “I don’t think you’ve ever seen the ag community work better in more unity in the Capitol than we did on this issue.”
A statement from the groups says Missouri farms should be “governed by science-based rules and expert oversight, not reactionary fear mongering.” The measure would prevent the adoption of any county ordinances that are stricter than state regulations on CAFOs.