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Mo Senate Votes to Override Veto on Agriculture Bill



(AP) - The Missouri Senate has voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an agriculture measure.
 

The legislation includes changes to Missouri's animal abuse and neglect law and a longer maximum prison sentence for stealing livestock. It also would replace a prohibition on foreign ownership of farmland with a 1 percent cap.
 

Nixon had objected to the provisions on foreign ownership and animal abuse.
 

The Senate voted 23-10 Wednesday to override the veto, sending the measure to the House, where 109 votes are needed to override. The House passed the bill earlier 133-21.
 

Proponents of the bill contend changes to the animal abuse and neglect law are needed and that tougher punishment for stealing livestock could help combat cattle rustling.
 
 

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