The Missouri Senate and House passed SB 391, which takes away local control from county commissions and health boards to regulate negative impacts of industrial, corporate-owned concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) where we live. Cedar County residents are urged to attend a forum to learn about the background of this legislation, including foreign corporate ownership of Missouri farmland and insufficient Department of Natural Resources authority to protect us from water and air pollution; legal remedies and probable alternative impacts on our lives.

Hear firsthand how life changes when a CAFO moves in next door. Bring your concerns and questions. Expect answers from people with many years of experience protecting Missouri’s independent farmers and rural landowners from the negative impacts of corporate-owned industrial agriculture.

This one-time forum willbegin aat 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, in the Cedar County Court House in Stockton. For more information, contact Cheryl Marcum, a fifth generation Cedar County farm owner,