Farming rights amendment on August ballot

Monday, June 2, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo -- Missouri Farmers Care thanked Governor Jay Nixon for placing the Farming Rights Amendment on the August ballot on Tuesday, May 27.

"Governor Nixon understands the importance of agriculture to the state of Missouri and the urgency of this issue," Missouri Farmers Care Chairman Don Nikodim said. "The Farming Rights Amendment will protect farmers and ranchers by enshrining their right to produce the food that Missouri's economy depends on. Missouri agriculture is united in support of the Farming Rights Amendment and we are looking forward to educating voters across the state on the importance of this issue."

With the August 5 election date just 10 weeks away, Missouri Farmers Care is mobilizing for a summer of campaigning.

"We have been working on this issue since the legislature passed this referendum with an overwhelming bipartisan majority during the 2013 session," Nikodim said. "Missouri agriculture is ready to take our case to the voters and we are confident that Missourians will protect family farmers and ranchers."

A recent poll commissioned by the Missouri Liberty Project found that 69 percent of likely voters support Amendment 1.