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Committee approves bill jeopardizing intellectual property

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This week a Missouri House committee voted to approve a so-called “right to repair” bill with the intention of helping farmers repair their equipment — an idea that comes attached to a critical flaw that would force private companies to divulge proprietary technology and information. The Missouri Chamber is opposing House Bill 2402. The bill […]

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“Right to repair” bill would jeopardize intellectual property

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A Missouri House committee is considering a so-called “right to repair” bill with the intention of helping farmers repair their equipment — but the idea comes attached to a critical flaw that would force private companies to divulge proprietary technology and information. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is opposing House Bill 2402. The […]

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Missouri Chamber opposes extreme bill jeopardizing intellectual property of manufacturers

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In recent years, supporters of so-called “Right to Repair” laws have been pushing the idea that farmers can’t repair their machinery without access to its code and software. This inaccurate idea has resulted in bills filed across several states that would grant unrestricted access to manufacturers’ proprietary embedded code. Now this discussion has come to […]

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Pigs fly! Midwest Cargo Hub Commission & State of Missouri Announce Global Livestock Hub at STL-Lambert

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A shipment of breeding pigs from Henderson, TN took off for Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday afternoon, representing the first load to utilize the Livestock Export and Inspection Facility (LEIF) at St. Louis-Lambert (STL). An increased demand for live animal cargo flights during COVID-19 positions St. Louis as an important central hub for live animal transport. […]

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Bill passed to create consistent statewide agriculture regulatory framework

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The state legislature has passed a bill to create a consistent statewide regulatory framework that will allow agriculture businesses and rural economies to flourish. Senate Bill 391, sponsored by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City), gives farmers an equal opportunity in every county to use today’s modern tools, technology and approaches to agriculture production. This legislation […]

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Creating a consistent regulatory framework for Missouri agriculture

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One of Missouri’s greatest strengths is its robust agriculture economy. But a patchwork of highly restrictive and arbitrary county ordinances is stifling the growth of the industry and, in some instances, has all but halted future expansion. The goal of Senate Bill 391, sponsored by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City), is to create a consistent […]

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