Proposed legislation could help Missouri livestock producers build or fix fences quicker. Representative Kent Haden from Mexico, Missouri says livestock producers are responsible for maintaining fence, but currently, they can only use up to 5 feet of a neighbor’s land to do that.
“Basically, this says to build or maintain a fence, you’ve got up to 10 feet on each side you can cross on a neighbor to build without considering it trespass.”
Haden says with more urban landowners are moving to rural Missouri, it is important to pass legislation providing clarity to fence laws. He would like to see this bill included in the state’s omnibus spending bill.