LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Farm amendment would do more harm than good

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:12 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 31, 2014

Red alert! This so-called Right to Farm amendment (Constitutional Amendment 1) ballot measure does nothing to assist Missouri's local farmers.

Instead, it's being advertised by, yet again, the unsustainably scaled foreign agribusiness interests and ethically challenged politicians who worked to revoke Missouri's anti-puppy mill standards and who make a living out of degrading our lands and waters, putting our health at risk and torturing animals on factory farms.

The Missouri Farmers Union, the Humane Society of Missouri, the League of Women Voters of Missouri, almost every major newspaper in Missouri and leading agricultural economic experts like Dr. John Ikerd urge a "NO" vote on Amendment 1.

This amendment is in actuality a "right to harm" NOT a "right to farm."

Do the right thing and read between the lines and vote "NO" on Constitutional Amendment 1 on Aug. 5.

Alison Anderson lives in Jefferson City.

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