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Mo. Passes Farming Initiative
Wed Aug 6, 2014 02:37 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- Missouri voters appeared to narrowly approve a measure enshrining an unusual right in the state's constitution: the right to farm.

Amendment 1, which was among the most hotly contested issues in Missouri's primary election on Tuesday, passed by roughly 2,500 votes -- a margin that is slim enough to qualify for a recount if opponents request it, state officials said.

The initiative, backed by a coalition of agricultural-industry groups seeking to protect growers from laws like those passed recently in other states that require changes to farming practices, would guarantee Missourians the right to "engage in agricultural ...

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