Agriculture industry seeking to create ‘right-to-farm’ law – Toledo Blade

Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., a corn and soybean farmer, supports his state’s effort to make farming a right. The agricultural industry wants farming rights to be written into law, alongside the freedoms of speech and religion.

It is meant to benefit rural and underserved areas of the state that lack specialists who are qualified for treating chronic, common, complex and costly diseases and illnesses. The costs of the program are paying an operational team to run the program and portions of the medical teams salaries who will be in the teaching role during the ECHO sessions. These teaching teams will consist of not only specialist physicians, but also pharmacist, psychologist and social workers as well, depending on the case, said Rachel Mutrux, senior program director for MTN.
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Opponents fear the right-to-farm measures could be cited by corporate farms to escape unwanted regulations against pollution and unsanitary conditions. This is a fight in each state, said Joe Maxwell, a former Missouri lieutenant governor who is the Humane Societys vice president of outreach and engagement.
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