MO Cattlemen’s to set legislative priorities
The 54th annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show is underway in Osage Beach.
The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association will set its policy priorities for the year this weekend. Regional Vice President Chuck Miller tells Brownfield private property rights is likely still the group’s focus.
“I foresee us looking at, more succinctly, at eminent domain,” Miller said.
He said Missouri Cattlemen’s has some work to do after a bill that would block the use of eminent domain by private groups failed to be brought to the Missouri Senate floor last year.
“As we begin to make friends in [Jefferson City], with our cowboys at the capitol, which starts at the end of this month every Wednesday – through May, we’ll begin to build those relationships and that’s what it comes down to,” he said. “We’ve got to be willing to have that conversation with those legislators.”
The association will set its legislative priorities Sunday.