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August 21, 2019

Attention: Protect Local Farming - Hickory County Producers Town Hall Meeting Thursday Night

Protect Local Farming - Learn About The Proposed Hickory County Ordinance That Threatens Agriculture in Missouri


Hickory County Producers Town Hall Meeting
Hermitage School Gymnasium

302 Polk Street, Hermitage Missouri

We, at Protect The Harvest, have very recently been made aware of a proposed county ordinance in Hickory County. This ordinance will damage not only county agriculture operations but the local economy.

We ask that all citizens educate themselves on this situation and understand the true agenda of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center (MRCC), the group funding and pushing this ordinance. MRCC works with a national group called Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP), an organization that uses unfounded scare tactics & decades old information to stir up and divide rural communities with the hope of putting large, often family owned, livestock operations out of business. Most of these effected businesses operated with community support and no complaints prior to SRAP’s (or in this case MRCC) involvement.

Don’t let their innocent sounding names mislead you.

Their donor lists and affiliations prove their agenda is not to protect rural communities. SRAP is affiliated with the animal rights group, the Humane Society of the United States as well as other environmental non-governmental activist groups. According to research in a Missouri Times article, in addition to affiliation with SRAP, “MRCC has received grants from organizations that help fund the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL). They have also received funding from Mark Zuckerberg-backed Silicon Valley Community Foundation... Another donor to MRCC is the Schmidt Family Foundation, which helped pay for the distribution of Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth.” The George Soros-backed Tides Foundation sent $38,000 to MRCC.”

Anti-agriculture organizations and their agenda have reached our community and there isgreatreason to be concerned. Infact,Valley Oaks Steak Company in Lone Jack announced on August 19th, that they are closing their doors immediately due to relentless legal harassment from activist groups.

Please show the Hickory County Commissioners that you support local agriculture businesses by attending the county committee meeting:

AUGUST 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Hermitage School Gymnasium, 302 Polk Street, Hermitage, Missouri

We hope you will stand up and support agriculture which is the backbone of our community.

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