The Missouri House and Senate have passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers and ranchers the right to farm and ranch.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has finalized the first set of new rules for dog breeders in Missouri, which go into effect January first.
They're the result of a compromise reached earlier this year between Governor Jay Nixon (D) and Republican lawmakers.
Missouri’s budget for next fiscal year includes $1.1 million more for oversight of dog breeders.
Governor Jay Nixon highlighted the funding at a press conference Tuesday at the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis.
The move comes after the governor helped craft a compromise bill this spring that toughened state oversight of dog breeders but scaled back some provisions of the voter-approved initiative Prop B.
Humane Society of Missouri president Kathy Warnick says the group has no regrets about the compromise.
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