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By supporting local, small family-operated farms, you become part of the solution to global food contamination, industrial agriculture and runaway energy and transportation costs. The food doesn't take two weeks to leave the field and arrive on your table, so nutrition is preserved. Locally grown food, much of it organic or naturally grown without petrochemical pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics or modified genes can be found in various communities in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks.
Associated Press | Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 8:34 pm
The governor said he vetoed the bill because it limited people's ability to win punitive damages against farms and because some provisions could have been interpreted to also apply to other types of annoying actions, such as noisy neighbors, vehicle exhaust or leaking gas tanks and oil lines.
Hog waste: Missouri lawmakers play dirty pool with family farms
By the Editorial Board St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 9:15 pm
Protectors of property rights in Missouri take notice: State lawmakers have embarked on an unprecedented expansion of government power to intrude on private-property rights. Think of it as eminent domain abuse’s country cousin.
Published February 23, 2008
Blunt, Childers and CAFOs
Published on Monday, December 17, 2007 by The New York Times