State Senator Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, today, has kicked off a "Keep The Feds Off Our Farms Tour" to highlight President Obama's federal overreach into Missouri farming practices. Schaefer will discuss the EPA's Waters of the United States rule as well as energy regulations that are harming rural Missouri families and food production.
"With the Obama Administration, it seems they have a rule, regulation or tax for everything we do,"
Schaefer said. "That's especially true for Missouri farmers and ranchers. We've seen Obama's agencies pass rules to regulate our streams and ditches, block children from helping on their family farms, and create energy policies that drive up the cost of food production and harm Missouri's farm families."
Schaefer, who practices environmental and agricultural law, has been a champion for Missouri family
farmers and ranchers during his time in the Missouri Senate.
"Missourians need an Attorney General who will fight for them, and not sit idly by while the federal
government encroaches into our farms, faith and families," Schaefer said. "My record is clear; I will
defend our common sense conservative values and be a champion for the Missouri way of life as our
Tour stops this week include visits to Louisiana, Taylor, Canton and Boonville. Following Thanksgiving, Schaefer will host events in Lebanon, Mt. Vernon and Columbia, with more locations to be announced.