Something *STILL* STINKS in MISSOURI - Corporate agri-business has deep pockets... will CAFOs prevail?


Please Forward!
UPDATE & ACTION ALERT...

UPDATE: THANK YOU so much for making so many phone calls to the Senate Ag Committee. Legislative staff indicated to many MRCC members that they were receiving a lot of phone calls in opposition to HB 209. Nevertheless, HB 209 passed out of the Senate Ag Committee on Wednesday and is headed for the Senate floor.
Once again (and thanks to all your hard work during lobby days, and making phone calls and emailing legislators), HB 209 and SB 187 have become very controversial in the statehouse. Thanks to you the TRUTH about these bills is now part of the debate.
We must continue to make calls into the Senate and into Governor Nixon's office opposing this dangerous legislation.
Please Call Senators below (see list of Key Senators below).
UPDATE: HJR 3 is moving in the House and we should assume it is going to be in the Senate soon. HJR 3 is a proposed constitutional amendment that would take away local control from local elected officials and their ability to protect their constituents from the negative impacts of factory farms.

* Reminder!!!
* Please Forward!!!
STOP The Factory Farm Protection Bills!
Please Call "Key Senators"--
Tell Them to Vote NO on House Bill 209!!!

Tell them to VOTE NO on House Bill 100 & House Joint Resolution 3!

Senate Bill 187 & House Bill 209 “The CAFO Protection Bills”:

Written to protect Premium Standard Farms (PSF; owned by Smithfield Foods--the largest pork corporation in the world), the CAFO Protection Bills would limit the rights of family farmers and rural landowners to defend their property through the court system.

At the expense of Missouri’s independent family farmers, rural landowners and theirconstitutional right to protect their property through the court system, corporate lobbyists have convinced some legislators of the need to protect a very small minority of corporate industrial livestock operations.

* Please tell Missouri legislators: “Taking away the rights of farmers and landowners to protect their properties through the court system is unconstitutional and just plain wrong! Vote NO on Senate Bill 187 & House Bill 209!”

House Joint Resolution 3 & House Bill 100:

HJR 3/HB 100 would restrict the ability of local elected representatives to respond to the needs of their citizens through “local control”. For 8 years, family farmers, rural landowners and county commissioners have fought against attempts to take away local control. Hundreds have journeyed to Jefferson City to ensure that our local elected representatives retain the tools necessary to respond to the needs of their citizens.

Yet again this year, bills (HB 100, HJR 3 & HJR 17) are moving through the House Chamber that would strip Local Control and the ability of local communities to protect family farmers and landowners from the negative impacts of industrial livestock operations.

* Please tell Missouri ’s legislators: “Government is best when it is closest to the people. Don’t Mess with OUR Local Control! Vote NO on HJR 3!”

* See Below for "Key Senators".

You can call YOUR State Senator and Representative by calling the House Switchboard at (573) 751-2000 with your zip code.

Please Call/Email Key Senators!

*You can email all Senators here: http://www.senate.mo.gov/webmail/mail_form.aspx

Senator Rob Mayer: (573) 751-3859

Senator Chuck Purgason: (573) 751-1882

Senator Jolie Justus: (573) 751-2788

Senator Tom Dempsey: (573) 751-1141

Senator Kevin Engler: (573) 751-3455

Senator Brad Lager: (573) 751-1415

Senator Victor Callahan: (573) 751-3074

Senator Jason Crowell: (573) 751-2459

Senator Dan Brown: (573) 751-5713

Senator Jack Goodman: (573) 751-2234

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal: (573) 751-4106

Senator Jane Cunningham: (573) 751-1186

Senator Mike Kehoe: (573) 751-2076

Senator Will Kraus: (573) 751-1464

Senator Ryan McKenna: (573) 751-1492

Senator Brian Nieves: (573) 751-3678

Senator Mike Parson: (573) 751-8793

Senator Jay Wasson: (573) 751-1503

Senator Robin Wright Jones: (573) 751-2606

Also, Please Call Governor Nixon @ (573) 751-3222-

Tell him to veto any bill (including SB 187, HB 209, HJR 3, HJR 17 & HB 100)that limits the rights of family farmers and rural landowners to protect their property through the court system, or restricts the ability of local elected representatives to respond to the needs of their citizens through “local control”.

Thank you for your time to engage in the democratic process to protect Missouri ’s farm families and rural property rights!

Please feel free to call Missouri Rural Crisis Center at (573) 449-1336 with questions.