Missouri Supreme Court Unanimously HB 1713, Allows Building Of Pork Production Facility

Columbia, MO - The Missouri Pork Association is extremely pleased with the Supreme Court's ruling in Trenton Farms RE, LLC. The Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the constitutionality of HB 1713 as well as the General Assembly's handling and passage of HB 1713 that modified the composition of the Clean Water Commission. This bill provides more representation from common sense Missouri citizens who understand how to protect Missouri's water quality while balancing the needs of Missouri's farmers and ranchers.

The Supreme Court also upheld Trenton Farms CAFO permit issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The Supreme Court recognized that the Department of Natural Resources review was appropriate, and the facility is designed to meet state requirements protecting the environment.

Source: Missouri Pork Assn news release