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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Right to Farm passage survives recount

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Right to Farm passage survives recount

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri amendment creating a constitutional right to farm has prevailed after a recount. The secretary of state’s office certified the outcome of the recount Monday, showing that the amendment passed by a margin of 2,375 votes out of nearly 1 million cast in the August election. That’s a slightly […]

Right to Farm passage survives recount

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri amendment creating a constitutional right to farm has prevailed after a recount.

The secretary of state’s office certified the outcome of the recount Monday, showing that the amendment passed by a margin of 2,375 votes out of nearly 1 million cast in the August election.

That’s a slightly smaller victory than the 2,490-vote margin from the original count.
Opponents of the ballot measure had requested a recount under a state law that allows it whenever the margin of victory is less than one-half of a percentage point.

Constitutional Amendment 1 on the Aug. 5 ballot created a constitutional right to engage in farming and ranching.

Missouri is just the second state behind North Dakota to place farming rights in its constitution.

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