This year’s legislative session was historic for agriculture. Having a Governor who is a lifelong farmer clearly made a difference. Removing regulations that were not based in science will allow animal agriculture to grow responsibly. Expanding rural broadband access and keeping wind and solar farms’ tax dollars at home will help our rural communities grow in the modern economy. Repairing our run-down bridges will also pave the way for our agricultural future. Governor Parson and leaders in the Missouri General Assembly clearly have their priorities straight for Missouri. When rural Missouri thrives, our entire state thrives. We look forward to building on this year’s progress in the years to come.