A bill protecting the livelihood of Missouri farmers is one step away from its addition to the state constitution. A collection of over 40 organizations has until November 2014 to educate voters in the Missouri about the importance of agriculture.

With a vote of 28-6, the Senate passed HJR 7 & 11. The right to farm bill, which also passed the House vote 132-25, will give farmers and ranchers the right to engage in farming and ranching practices.

While guaranteed permission to provide food for others may seem like an unnecessary bill, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports how those in favor of the bill feel the need to get it in writing because of influences by animal rights and environmentalist groups.