Regulatory Issues

Regulations promulgated by state and federal agencies affect Missouri farmers and ranchers as well as other rural landowners. Missouri Farm Bureau advocates policy positions pertaining to regulations by presenting testimony at hearings, filing written comments, serving on advisory committees and communicating daily with agency officials.

Priority Regulatory Issues

Streambank Stabilization

Faced with regulatory uncertainty, many landowners wanting to manage streambank erosion on their property without a permit have instead chosen not to take action…

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Rock Island Trail

In 2015 the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) approved conversion of the Rock Island rail corridor into a recreational trail pending execution of an agreement between Ameren and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) or another trail sponsor…

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Numeric Nutrient Criteria

Under pressure from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2009 the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) promulgated water quality standards setting numeric criteria for nitrogen and phosphorus in lakes…

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Waters of the United States

In 2013 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment a draft report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters, which EPA cited as justification for proposing to redefine “waters of the United States” (WOTUS)…

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Eminent Domain Reform

In 2014 Texas-based Clean Line Energy Partners proposed construction of the Grain Belt Express (GBE) high voltage, direct current (HVDC) transmission line to transmit wind power from Kansas to Indiana…

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