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Missouri farming rights amendment prevails in recount of August ballot measure

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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — A Missouri amendment creating a constitutional right to farm has prevailed after a recount.

The secretary of state's office certified the outcome of the recount Monday, showing that the amendment passed by a margin of 2,375 votes out of nearly 1 million cast in the August election.

That's a slightly smaller victory than the 2,490-vote margin from the original count.

Opponents of the ballot measure had requested a recount under a state law that allows it whenever the margin of victory is less than one-half of a percentage point.

The secretary of state's office estimated the recount could end up costing around $100,000.

Passage of Constitutional Amendment 1 makes Missouri the second state behind North Dakota to place farming rights in its constitution.

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