Missouri must take action on several priority issues in 2019 for our rural areas to remain vibrant and grow into the 21st century.
Free & Fair Trade
Missouri’s farmers export massive amounts of products to foreign countries. We need to open new markets and fix existing issues with our trading partners.
Broadband Internet Access
Broadband internet access is essential for tomorrow’s economy. Missouri needs to coordinate efforts to bring our state up to modern standards.
Processing raw goods in-state could keep billions of dollars in Missouri. This initiative could be the basis for Missouri agriculture’s future growth.
Record flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers has devastated farmland and rural communities. Farmers and communities need help to recover.
Feral hogs are a growing threat to Missouri, destroying crops, pastures and forests. Missouri must eradicate this pest from our state.
Opioid abuse or overdose has affected one in three Missouri families. Medical professionals need more information to make wise decisions about these drugs.
Clean Water Rule
Clean water is critical for Missouri, and clear rules help farmers follow the law and keep water clean. The EPA’s Clean Water Rule should be fully enacted.
Wind / Solar Farms
Taxes paid by wind and solar farms will now stay in the local community, thanks to the Missouri legislature’s passage of House Bill 220.