MOFFA Statement on Amendment 1 Recount

MOFFA Statement on Amendment 1 Recount
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The recount on Amendment 1, the so-called “right to farm” ballot measure, has ended. The amendment passed by a mere 2375 votes.

“We sincerely thank the Secretary of State’s office and the county clerks, all our volunteers and everyone else who helped with this effort. This was one of the closest ballot measures in Missouri’s history, and we owed it to our supporters, our friends, and the citizens of this state to ensure that every vote was counted correctly and fairly,” said Wes Shoemyer, president of Missouri’s Food for America, the lead opposition organization on Amendment 1. “While it is not the outcome we had hoped for, we now stand stronger than ever with new alliances that are ready to take on big ag in a big way.”

Missouri’s Food for America was instrumental in stopping the governor of SB 506 last week during the legislative veto session, a bill that made changes to Missouri’s law regarding the foreign ownership of farm land, allowed for a state beef checkoff tax, and reclassified captive deer as livestock.