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MCNA Action Alerts

Bring Back Public Representation on the Clean Water Commission

Support SB 1419 and HB2853. It takes just 1 minute to send a message to our state senators and representatives.

MCNA Continues Work on Public Comments

Jeanne Heuser and Susan Williams submitted public comments to DNR on HydroAg Environmental, LLC draft permit. HydroAg is an Arkansas based company proposing to spread industrial food processing residuals and wastewater on Missouri farmland in Southwest Missouri. The public comment is linked below

Call & Email House Committee members today. Please tell them to pass SB 912:

  • Pass SB 912 that lowers the cap on acres available for foreign corporate ownership to 0% and eliminates the W-9 loophole language, which allows foreign interest to bypass reporting.  
  • This is a commonsense issue that Missourians support to protect our farmland, food security, and national security.
  • Missourians are watching. They need to be on the right side of history. And, thank you!
  • "Read More" for contact information for Veterans Committee Members

MCNA Submits Public Comment on Wastewater Biosolids Land Application

Reed Environmental LLC requested a permit to land apply Wastewater Treatment Plant wastes, known as BIOSOLIDS, in Vernon and Barton counties. MCNA submitted a Public Comment to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on March 25, 2024 about this situation. Especially concerning to MCNA is the area selected for land application already has impaired waters. Additional wastes applied in this "wasteshed" could aggravate the already damaged waterways.

OPPOSE H.B.2561

Endangers Missouri Groundwater. Read Bill text here.

This bill proposes to remove "non-point source pollution" from the definition of "water contaminant source" in the Missouri Clean Water Law.

Call & email members of the House Conservation & Natural Resources Committee TODAY!
Tell them to protect Missouri’s rural communities and water—
Vote NO on House Bill 2561!
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2024 MO Legislature in Session: Your Help Needed!

Use the following information to learn about the 2024 bills up for debate.

  1. Stream Teams United Tracking System
  2. Missouri Coalition for the Environment Tracking System
  3. Sierra Club Position Papers

Stop HB 1691 and SB 981 - Bad Waters of the State Bills

Let the Missouri State Legislature know you want clean water. 

Help stop damaging legislation proposed in 2024 - HB 1691 and SB 981. Find more information on these bills and how to make your voice heard...

Draft Osage River TMDL Public Notice

TMDL Public Notice Period Extended from Feb. 5 to March 7, 2024

Denali Water Solutions must stop land application of industrial process wastewater in SW Missouri

On November 29, 2023, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources sent a letter to Denali Water Solutions informing the company to cease all land application until a proper permit is authorized.

SLUDGE targets DNR

A new group, Stop Land Use Damaging our Ground and Environment (SLUDGE), an LLC dedicated to fighting Denali Water Solutions' practices of storing and land-applying its waste in their Southwest Missouri neighborhood close to Fairview had their first meeting on November 10, 2023.

Click here for SLUDGE Website

DNR Intent to DENY permit for MO Prime Beef Packers in Pleasant Hope, MO

On September 22, 2023, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) requested more information from Missouri Prime Beef to determine if the company should be allowed to release waste directly into the Pomme de Terre River. Link here to DNR's letter

Obviously, the company's response was unsuccessful. On November 7, MDNR provided a notice about denying the permit. Click here to Access Draft Notice

It's not over yet! More action is needed:

  • Public Comment Period: November 7, 2023 to January 8, 2024
  • Public Meetings: Dec. 12 and 19 (virtual only), and January 6, 2024 (in person only).

MCNA Submits Public Comment on Denali waste lagoon permit in Randolph County

MCNA submitted the Public Comment to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on August 20,2023. Click here to read the public comment.

Farm Groups Urge Congressional Opposition to the EATS Act

The EATS Act, opposed by 38 U.S. farm groups, would be disastrous for America’s family farmers and consumers — and great news for Big Ag

Sign the Petition to Congress and Join the Movement to Defeat the EATS Act!

Farm bill timeline in flux as a messy September for Congress nears

Missouri Independent overview of where the Farm Bill stands in September, 2023

MCNA Submits Public Comment on Dumping Slaughterhouse Waste into the Pomme de Terre River

MCNA submitted the Public Comment to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on June 26, 2023. Click here to read the public comment.

The year of the FARM BILL

Watch here for ongoing updates on the Farm Bill Review with its billions of dollars (potentially $7.5B or $7,500,000,000) for U.S. agriculture and nutrition systems being debated in Congress. Continue reading...

Multiple rows of trees and shrubs, as well as a native grass strip, combine in a riparian buffer to protect Bear Creek in Story County, Iowa. The buffer, on the Ron Risdal and Lonnie Strum farms, is a nationally designated demonstration area for riparian buffers.

State Legislative Session Over for the Season

Missouri 2023 Legislative Results

Click HERE for info from the MO Coalition from the Environment

Click HERE for info from the Missouri Rural Crisis Center 

State Legislature in Session!

The following organizations offer excellent bill tracking information:  

Bills MCNA is tracking. 

Senate version of HB 903 would put the amount of future farmland foreign corporations can own at 0% and close the W-9 loophole that allows land to be purchased by foreign entities and bypass reporting.

Please contact your representative to support the Senate version of HB903 when it comes to a vote on the House floor.

HB631  provides for the necessary renewal of the DNR fee structure for it's operations. The Senate added a clause to prevent DNR from enforcing "nonpoint source" pollution law.  Tht would eliminate much of the rules to protect the public from CAFO pollution and larger water issues . It would likely cost DNR $4million or more in federal funds and risks and EPA takeover.

"Tell your senator to vote against  HB 631 unless the section ending DNR oversight of nonpoint source pollution is removed".

Look up your senator here  https://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default

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