Right To Farm Bill Debated

| May 9, 2013 | 12:00 pm
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Those who support a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution affirming the right to farm in Missouri say the amendment is needed because it will protect small farmers from radical animal rights groups, while also allowing minors to work on the family farm, regardless of labor laws. State Ag Director John Hagler says there are other provisions in the right to farm bill he hopes to see passed by May 17th.

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The amendment which has been endorsed by a joint resolution in the House was debated Tuesday, but some say that language in the proposal is controversial and the measure is in trouble.

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