Koster Talks About Farming Amendment

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/23 2014 04:54AM

Updated 07/23 2014 05:17PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster will be in Springfield today, to weigh in on the controversial Right to Farm amendment on the August ballot.

Our coverage: More about Amendment 1.     

Koster speaks at 1:00 pm at the Crescent Feed Mill on West Phelps Street.

Read the legislation calling for the election and the official wording of the amendment. 

From the Missouri Secretary of State:

Official Ballot Title:

    Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching practices shall not be infringed?
    The potential costs or savings to governmental entities are unknown, but likely limited unless the resolution leads to increased litigation costs and/or the loss of federal funding.

Fair Ballot Language:

    A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to guarantee the rights of Missourians to engage in farming and ranching practices, subject to any power given to local government under Article VI of the Missouri Constitution.
    A “no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution regarding farming and ranching.
    If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.



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