MO reps target ag focuses from last year
Missouri state legislators are targeting ag priorities this legislative session that didn’t make it last year.
Representative Willard Haley, who represents parts of Miller, Morgan, and Moniteau Counties, tells Brownfield his priorities start with Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority tax credits.
“Last year, we failed to get the MASBDA tax credits across the finish line and we have that as a priority,” Haley said.
The House Ag Committee member said the tax credits are needed to help establish young and beginning farmers.
Representative Tim Taylor, who represents parts of Howard, Cooper, Saline and Pettis Counties, tells Brownfield he has a new focus this year after his feral hog regulation bill was passed last session.
“This year, I’m going to be standing there looking for the bad stuff coming down,” Taylor said. “[I’ll] try to stand in the way and be a blocker for that.”
The representatives said limiting eminent domain use by private companies is also a focus.
Brownfield interviewed Haley and Taylor at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting earlier this month.