Audio: Missouri farmers differ on ballot measure to limit political money, redraw voting districts

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Missouri farmers have taken positions on Clean Missouri, the ballot measure that changes the way voting districts are drawn up and limits campaign contributions and lobbyist gifts.

Rick Oswald, a former president of the Missouri Farmers Union, favors the measure because he thinks lawmakers have been swayed by the influence of big money.

 

 

Susan Williams, a cattle rancher in central Missouri’s Clarksburg favors the measure. She says she attended a hearing at the state capitol where lawmakers listened to big money lobbyists and largely ignored people like her.

 

 

The Missouri Farm Bureau is against the ballot measure. The state’s largest general farm organization contends its redistricting process would underrepresent rural Missouri.