Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement regarding the Missouri Senate’s passage of SJR 38:

“Rural Missourians deserve adequate representation in Jefferson City. We are glad to see the Senate approve SJR 38, as it would help ensure rural communities remain intact and are represented fairly by people who live in them. Legislators’ districts should not be drawn to place a thumb on the scales for either political party. Instead, we should prioritize keeping communities of interest together. We encourage the House to take up this legislation and give the people of Missouri a better option for redistricting.”