Missouri State Representative Warren D. Love was honored with the “Freshman Legislator of the Year Award” on Agriculture Issues.
Speaker of the House Tim Jones stated: “I firmly believe actions speak louder than words and as an elected official, those actions are crucial to the well-being of our constituents. I commend Rep. Love on his actions regarding Agriculture Issues, showing first hand that his actions demonstrate leadership for the people of his district and the State of Missouri. It was through his role on the Agriculture Policy Committee that helped promote legislation on revising the chicken shell eggs to include eggs from duck, goose, turkey and quinoa to meet the same health standards as currently required for chicken eggs. This bill became known as the “Egg Bill” on the House side of the Capitol; however once it reached the Senate side it became known as the Ag Omnibus Bill. While on the Senate side several more Ag Policy Committee and State Ag Department priorities got added to it.”
Rep. Love said, “After having the opportunity to handle House Bill 542, which ended up being an ‘Egg Omelet Bill’ and sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature, I am looking forward to the 2014 legislative session. I want to extend thanks to the University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Various Farm Organizations, and all of the Representatives and Senators who helped and supported in the efforts of getting this Legislation passed.