Posted BY: | NwoReport
A Missouri legislator has introduced a bill that would protect Missouri farmers and ranchers from draconian regulations — including federal edicts.
Senate Bill No. 84 (S.B. 84), titled the “Freedom to Farm Act,” is sponsored by Senator Jill Carter (R-Joplin). If enacted, it would remove and prevent excessive government regulations — including those of the federal government — on farming and ranching. The bill declares:
The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices for sale or personal consumption shall be guaranteed free from government intervention and such practices occurring within this state shall not be infringed upon by the federal government under the regulation of interstate commerce.
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S.B. 84 includes other provisions limiting and prohibiting government regulations on farmers and ranchers, expanding legal protections for farmers and ranchers, and making state and local government agencies civilly liable for infringing on the rights of farmers and ranchers. Finally, the bill prevents the governor from preventing farming or ranching under the guise of a “state of emergency.”
S.B. 84 does not end there. It also pushes back against both Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards and the surveillance state by preventing individuals’ food purchases from being restricted:
The right to access and the ability to afford food products shall not be infringed upon in this state through restrictions based on an individual’s credit score, credit worthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity, or presentation of an identification card of any kind.