Former state representative and family farmer Tom Loehner conceived the idea for Amendment 1 while sitting on his tractor. The bill will protect farmers, not harm them, he says.
The language of this bill is to keep "farmers" from being accountable. This helps corporate-style large farms, but hurts the family farmer, Ron Macher writes.
The “right to farm” measure, in the form of Amendment 1, doesn’t make good sense as an amendment to our constitution.
Nora Dietzel has worked in the recorder's office for the past 17 years. Her experience would ensure a seamless transition from the current recorder.
While we need to increase mass transit programs and reduce vehicular air pollution, we need not achieve that goal by neglecting our very necessary highways and bridges.
Kim Shaw practices in Division 5 several times a week. She is well-versed in both criminal and civil law. Having practiced for 25 years, she is a seasoned attorney. She’s what Boone County needs.
Finley Gibbs exhibits many of the characteristics desirable in a judge — fairness, compassion, rationality, and an ability to analyze complex situations and form a cohesive and persuasive argument.
Gas tax revenue is an increasingly unstable revenue source. It would be shortsighted, and foolish, to present voters with a transportation funding solution that will have declining revenues from the very beginning of its passage.
Also not on the table is to initiate the next chapter in the fairgrounds history with real leadership to build a community-based nonprofit cooperative of perhaps the fair board, 4-H groups, FFA groups, equine enthusiasts and other caring citizens who are willing to ... put the fairgrounds on a more financial, cultural and politically sustainable path for the future.
If we want to save our soil, then discredited farming practices must be abandoned — not enshrined in the bill of rights as Amendment 1 would.
At the very least, the Amendment will eliminate the rights of some local governments to regulate factory farms within their borders.
State Sen. Michael L Parson says the "Right to Farm" amendment was drafted to ensure all Missouri farmers are able to operate without "unreasonable intrusion from outside interests."
David Wallace's home and yard became a major staging area for crews working to get the power lines back up. He expresses his gratitude for the work the teams did in the aftermath of the July 7 storm.
Regardless of one's perspective on the death penalty, all should concur our society is ill served by executing the wrongly convicted.
Columbia’s Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Rep. Caleb Rowden both voted in favor of this harmful bill, which requires women to wait three days after their first meeting with a provider to access abortion services.
The students who shared their stories and experiences are to be commended for giving voice to a nationwide challenge.
The Obama U.S. Education Department committed $360 million for two consortia to develop national tests aligned with Common Core.
Employers should have the means to hire freely, but the uncertainty created by today’s regulatory environment has made many hesitant to do so, making job opportunities scarce for recent college graduates.
The punitiveness of our sex offender laws, registry and restrictions are totally unsupported by any empirical evidence. It destroys marriages, creates homelessness and perpetuates joblessness by listing the employer and address.
The current sales tax code is unquestionably confusing for consumers and companies.