Thread: Economics Missouri on Right To Farm Bill
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:47 AM   #80
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FALSE CLAIM #3: Right to Farm would allow for more foreign ownership of Missouri land.

FACT: Missouri already has a law in place that limits foreign ownership of farmland in the state to a marginal 1%. In no way would Amendment 1 change or repeal that law. The above misleading ad was paid for by a Washington, D.C. based lobbying group whose leaders have made it their goal to eliminate all animal agriculture.
Don't know much about farming in MO, but based on recent appellate court cases, this claim seems likely wrong.

Whether its guns, political money, etc., the trend is to interpret these "shall not be infringed" type of amendment s is a more literal, absolute prohibition which prevents regulation.

I don't think it's any accident that the language in this proposed amendment mirrors the Second Amendment. These people are going to use this amendment to challenge probably a host of existing regulations in court.

It's not much comfort in the answer above that it doesn't "change or repeal that law". No Amendment "changes or repeals a law" it doesnt need to, it is legally superior to statutory laws and regulations. It voids them by operation of law or court interpretation.

Smells like the big out-of-state agribusinesses are behind this one. They came in about two years back and Brownback helped them repeal our rule in KS.
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