State Issues

Missouri Farm Bureau prides itself on its continuous development of a strong foundation built on credibility, integrity and thorough knowledge of issues. The Missouri Farm Bureau Legislative Staff works every day to improve the quality of life for farmers, rural Missourians and all Missourians by striving to learn from members and to serve their working needs. The legislative staff focuses on issues that affect Missouri Farm Bureau members and keeps the best interest of all agriculturists in mind. At a state level, Missouri Farm Bureau stays actively involved with current issues and legislation so that all efforts regarding agriculture are better communicated to members and all Missourians. Missouri Farm Bureau monitors issues related to the Missouri Legislature, Executive Branch and state agencies to ensure that the interests of agriculture and the rural way of life are well represented on Jefferson City.

Priority State Issues


Summary The beauty and fun of agriculture can be a big draw bringing tourist dollars into rural...

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Summary Locally grown energy is good for the environment and good for the farmer. Missouri needs a...

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Initiative Petition Reform

Rural Missourians deserve to have their voices heard in the initiative petition process. Missouri law should ensure that all parts of the state are adequately represented in signature collection.

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Property Rights

Eminent domain powers should only be used for proven public needs. Private investors who do not serve Missouri citizens should not have the power of eminent domain.

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Broadband Internet Access

Broadband internet access is essential for tomorrow’s economy. Missouri should make a significant investment in the Missouri Rural Broadband Development Fund in 2019…

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Grain Belt Express

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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