Stop the New Missouri Beef Checkoff!

STOP the New Missouri Beef Checkoff Tax In order to Vote NO on this corporate money grab— Cattle Producers Must Register before March 4th The Missouri Department of Agriculture is holding a referendum to add a new beef checkoff tax. If… Read More

Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, visited Roger and Rhonda’s family livestock and grain farm in Howard County Sunday Afternoon

“That’s why organizations like the Missouri Rural Crisis Center are so important,” said Secretary Reich. What a great Sunday afternoon! 50 MRCC members had a chance to meet and talk about many challenges facing family farmers and rural communities and discuss real solutions,… Read More

YOU Helped Preserve Local Control & Protect Family Farms

We all have had some very important and major wins in the 2015 Legislative Session protecting LOCAL CONTROL and preserving “Our Right to Know”!  You Protected Local Control– The anti-local control Agri-Ready language in Senate Bill 131 was removed this week and House Bill… Read More

The Beef Checkoff—It’d be funny if it weren’t so deceitful and out of touch.

It’d be funny if it weren’t so deceitful and out of touch—and could cost Missouri cattle producers a lot of money. Some organizations just don’t get it—farmers don’t need or want any more government check-offs. The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association is… Read More

Stop the “RACE to the BOTTOM”! Tell Congress–VOTE NO on Fast-Track!

Yesterday, Senator’s Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced Fast-Track legislation, an anti-democratic procedure that gives away Congress’ Constitutional trade authority to the President. All the while, the vast majority of Americans (75%) think that current “free… Read More

It was a Big Week!!! MRCC Meets with Willie! Call Governor Nixon–Veto SB 12!

MRCC Meets with Willie Nelson! Family Farm & Democracy Day at the Capitol! It was a BIG week but there’s still work to be done–Call Governor Nixon TODAY!!! MRCC Visits with Willie! On Monday, March 30th, MRCC had the pleasure… Read More

STOP The Corporate Ag Bill

Senate Bill 12 further entrenches foreign ownership of Missouri farmland and moves forward a very unpopular and unnecessary beef check-off tax! Last year, we all took action and got Governor Nixon to veto an agriculture omnibus bill  that was bad… Read More

TPP Action Alert

STOP Secret “Free Trade” Corporate Sell-Outs Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership! Congress is currently considering a new sweeping “Free Trade” agreement—the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—that has been negotiated in secret and is being “fast-tracked” through Congress. Since “fast-track” authority was granted,… Read More

2014 End of Year Update

MRCC members continue to fight for family farms and rural communities. Read our 2014 End of Year update by clicking on this link.

Fast Track, Free Trade Agreements Bad for Farmers, Consumers, Democracy

In July, MRCC farmer members & staff traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with allies and MO Congresspeople to discuss Fast-track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Members met with Reps. Vicky Hartzler & Billy Long, & staff from Rep. Sam… Read More