The following is a joint statement by Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Pork Association, Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Corn Growers Association:

“We are grateful for today’s unanimous Missouri Supreme Court ruling affirming the constitutionality of SB 391 and HB 271.

This ruling ends decades of legal uncertainty that have stifled Missouri’s farm and ranch families from growing their operations. They now have much-needed certainty to produce food for our communities and the world, governed by sound science, as provided for in state law.

The Court’s action makes it clear that local health ordinances must follow state laws and regulations.

We are thankful for Governor Parson’s support for SB 391 and HB 271, Senator Schmitt for his work on this issue as Attorney General, and legislators like Senator Bernskoetter and Representative Haffner for their strong support for agriculture throughout this process.”