FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers the State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri is clashing with the U.S. Department of Justice over a new law banning police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Justice Department officials wrote that state lawmakers went too far with the law and noted that federal law trumps state law under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause. In response, Parson and Attorney General Eric Schmitt wrote a defiant letter stating that they still plan to enforce the new law. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Not everyone likes Governor Mike Parson’s executive order to ban American adversaries from owning Missouri farmland within a 10-mile radius of military sites.
Bill Eigel, Republican candidate for governor, tells Brownfield Ag News that this is “too little, too late…”
Parson says he is taking a proactive stance against any potential threats in case state lawmakers don’t pass legislation this session.
His order does not affect existing landowners.