On August 5th Missouri voters will go to the polls to vote on important issues for our state. One of those is Amendment 1, The Right to Farm. As a fourth generation farmer I am very passionate about my family’s farm. I want to ensure that it is around for more generations to live, work and play on. One of the ways I feel that is possible is by supporting Amendment 1.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT #1 Section 35.
That agriculture which provides food, energy, health benefits, and security is the foundation and stabilizing force of Missouri’s economy. To protect this vital sector of Missouri’s economy, the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state, subject to duly authorized powers, if any, conferred by article VI of the Constitution of Missouri.
As we get closer to August 5th, the debate for a yes or no vote, is really heating up. Articles, videos and letters to editors are showing up everywhere. The interesting thing is that those opposed to the Amendment are getting funding and support from organizations like HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States). Support for a Yes vote is coming from Missouri Family Farmers. Yes, that is right. Support for a YES vote is coming from the individuals who work every single day to insure that a safe food supply is available for you and I. The individuals who plant the crops and raise the animals in droughts and floods and in the heat and cold. The individuals who just want to work and work hard. The individuals who know that there are laws and regulations in place that will keep them in check. The individuals who want to, ” protect all farmers from unjust, unnecessary and costly legislation”.
This week’s Farm Picture Friday is about putting a face to the individuals who are in support of Amendment 1. As you can see they are all unique and different. They all have a passion and sometimes a calling for what they do. What they do is FARM. Let’s let them continue to do that by voting YES on Amendment 1.
Blessings to you and to all voters on August 5th,
Laurie – Country Link
*For more perspectives on the Right to Farm Act, please visit the following links:
- Keep Missouri Farming
- Dirt Under My Finger Nails
- Chris Chin
- Farm Livin’ is My Life
- This Uncharted Rhoade
- The Aggie Hipster
- Daddy’s Tractor