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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
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
What Corporate Concentration Looks Like
The pork industry is a prime example—an industry that in one generation (30 years) has become vertically integrated and controlled by a few corporations. Here’s how that effects family farms, consumers and our economy: Two-thirds of the hog market is… Read More
MRCC Leads in Fight Against “Right to Farm”
On Tuesday, August 4th, half a million Missourians agreed with MRCC—that the “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment is a horrible idea that supports corporate interests at the expense of family farms, the environment and de-mocracy. This was an incredible campaign,… Read More
Beef Industry Lobby Groups Attempt to Get More Taxes from Cattle Farmers
The Beef Checkoff is a $1 tax on every head of cattle sold. The money is supposed to support the promotion and research of beef. Missouri cattle farmers pay over $2 million every year into this federal program. Now, the… Read More