Farm Bureau President visits Trenton for Grundy County meeting


Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says his organization appreciates the Missouri General Assembly’s override of Governor Nixon’s vetoes of bills considered important to the agricultural interests of Missourians.

Hurst spoke Thursday night with KTTN/KGOZ News:

In all, the state legislature overrode 13 of the governor’s vetoes.  Governor Nixon, in a Thursday response, said special interest tax breaks, enacted Wednesday by the General Assembly, made it necessary for him to cut 57.2 million dollars from the state budget.  Nixon claims the cuts were necessary to balance the budget.

Among Nixon’s cuts were 2.9 million dollars for deferred biodiesel subsidies transfers and nearly 1.1 million dollars for new dairy revitalization funding.

Hurst had this reaction to the governor’s cuts:

A Missouri Farm Bureau political action committee (PAC) has made several endorsements for this year’s elections:

Hurst explained the endorsement process and talked more about three of those candidates:

Farm Bureau is promoting the passage of Amendment 1 on the statewide ballot November 8th.  It would continue the existing 1/10th percent state sales tax for state parks and soil and water conservation:

President Hurst farms near Westboro (in far northwest Missouri).  He was in Trenton on Thursday night to speak at the annual meeting of the Grundy County Farm Bureau.