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Effective - 04 Sep 2014, see footnote    bottom

  I Section 35.  Right to farm. — That agriculture which provides food, energy, health benefits, and security is the foundation and stabilizing force of Missouri's economy.  To protect this vital sector of Missouri's economy, the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state, subject to duly authorized powers, if any, conferred by article VI of the Constitution of Missouri.


(Adopted August 5, 2014).

(2016) Right to farm provision does not invalidate county food order ordinance duly authorized under Article VI powers.  Vimont v. Christian County Health Dept., 502 S.W.3d 718 (Mo.App.S.D.).

(2022) Medical marijuana-related activities authorized by the provisions of Article XIV are not the sort of farming and ranching practices which this amendment was meant to protect. Sarcoxie Nursery Cultivation Center, LLC v. Williams, 649 S.W.3d 127 (Mo.App.W.D.).

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