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Supporters, opponents of 'right to farm' referendum have raised more than $1.5M

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ST. LOUIS • Supporters and opponents of the “right to farm” referendum on Tuesday’s Missouri ballot have raised more than $1.5 million between them this year — likely making it one of the most expensive campaigns ever waged over a state constitutional measure that, some say, would do nothing.

“I’ve read the language pretty carefully, and I can’t see how it results in either the claims the supporters are making, or the fears the opponents are expressing,” said state Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia. “This doesn’t do anything.”

But supporters and opponents both insist the proposed state constitutional amendment could shape the future of Missouri agriculture by designating unfettered farming as a right on par with speech or religion.

It’s a move supporters say would keep Missouri’s family farming tradition safe, and opponents say would prevent controls over unsavory corporate farming practices.

The referendum for Amendment 1 is one of five that will appear on the ballot and asks: “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching practices shall not be infringed?”

The drive to get the referendum on the ballot was prompted in part by the 2010 fight over dog-breeding operations, which spawned regulations that limit the size and practices of those businesses. To some opponents, it was an example of a wider trend of animal-rights activists and environmentalists attacking agriculture and potentially threatening its future.

“It was the first step toward restricting animal production in the state,” said Warren Stemme, a St. Louis-area farmer who grows corn, soybeans and wheat.

And it’s one of the things that has Stemme and others arguing for the amendment and the protection they say it offers.

“Could they come into the state and say, ‘Because of global warming, we need to limit the number of cows because they give off methane gas?’” asks state Rep. Bill Reiboldt, R-Neosho, one of the leaders of the movement to get it on the ballot. The proposed amendment, he said, is “about doing what is right for Missouri farmers, just to give us a little additional protection going into the future.”

While much of the debate has focused on potential fights surrounding farm animals, supporters also point to one of the larger issues facing farmers and food producers across the nation.

Blake Hurst, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, points to numerous efforts across the nation aimed at regulating genetically modified crops or forcing manufacturers to label products containing them. Vermont, for example, recently passed a law — now being challenged by the industry — that would require such labels.

The bureau, which has more than 117,000 members, argues that modern farming practices keep yields high and consumer prices down. Additional regulations, or outright bans, could increase food costs for everyone, Hurst said.

“This goes very much to the heart of agriculture,” Hurst said. “People in rural areas understand this. They get it. People in St. Louis — not so much.”

But opponents say such talk is a smokescreen for a move, they claim, that is intended to make it harder to stop corporate farming expansion, including those from overseas.

“It’s not about Missouri’s right to farm. It’s about China’s right to farm in Missouri,” Richard Oswald, president of the anti-referendum group Missouri Farmers Union, says in a television commercial that opponents unveiled this week. He alleged the goal of Amendment 1 is to “change our constitution so foreign corporations get a free pass to abuse our land, drinking water and animals, and we lose our right to stop them.”

In an interview this week, Oswald also complained about the measure’s approach.

“It’s so broadly written and so ill-defined. It’s hard to tell what effect it will have on the constitution or agriculture,” he said. “It has no meaning until a court decides what it means.”

Both sides have been raising and spending money aggressively in their battle over the measure, with supporters outraising opponents about 2-to-1.

The group Missouri Farmers Care has raised more than $1 million since Jan. 1 in support of the amendment, according to records filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission. More than a third of that — about $363,000 — came from the Missouri Pork Association.

The main opposing entity, Missouri’s Food For America, has raised about $533,000 this year, with the vast majority of it — about $479,000 — coming from the Washington-based Humane Society of the United States. The New York-based American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals kicked in $25,000.

Notably absent from the debate is agriculture giant Monsanto, of Creve Coeur.

“We have declined multiple requests to support or contribute to the campaign for Amendment 1 directly or indirectly. We are neutral on the amendment,” spokesman Billy Brennan said in an email.

Funding sources, however, are still drawing plenty of criticism.

“The opposition ... is being financed by a major out-of-state extremist organization,” the Farm Bureau said in a statement after the Humane Society made a $375,000 contribution to the anti-referendum campaign in July.

Wayne Pacelle, the national president of the Humane Society, this week sent out an email appeal against the measure alleging that “this so-called ‘Right to Farm’ amendment” won’t actually help family farmers. “Instead, it’s being promoted by the same corporate interests and politicians who worked to repeal Missouri’s anti-puppy mill standards and who pollute our water and inhumanely confine animals on factory farms,” he wrote.

Other opponents say their opposition isn’t primarily about what the bill might do, but their contention that the language is so vague and general that it doesn’t do anything.

“What would become illegal that’s legal today?” asked Kelly, the Columbia legislator. “What would become legal that’s illegal today? I don’t think it does anything at all.”

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ABNA Engineering Inc. 4140 Lindell Boulevard Saint Louis MO 63108 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Access Engineering LLC 11820 Tesson Ferry Rd Suite 203 St. Louis MO 63128 6/6/2014 $1,500.00
ACEC/Missouri 200 East McCarty Suite 201 Jefferson City MO 65101 6/20/2014 $10,000.00
Affinis Corp 7401 W 129th Street Ste 110 Overland Park KS 66213 6/9/2014 $2,500.00
Affton Trucking Company 420 Gimblin Rd Saint Louis MO 63147 7/2/2014 $5,000.00
Al Scheppers Motor Co PO Box 104223 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/14/2014 $1,000.00
Alfred Benesch & Company 205 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2400 Chicago IL 60601 6/16/2014 $5,000.00
Altorfer Inc. PO Box 1347 Cedar Rapids IA 52406 6/18/2014 $2,500.00
AMEC - Environment & Infrastructure 1105 Lakewood Parkway Suite 300 Alpharetta GA 30009 6/19/2014 $5,000.00
American Bridge 1000 American Bridge Way Coraopolis PA 15108 7/22/2014 $20,000.00
American Bridge 1000 American Bridge Way Coraopolis PA 15108 7/3/2014 $5,000.00
American Council of Engineering Companies 1015 Fifteenth Street NW Washington DC 20005 6/20/2014 $20,000.00
American Traffic Safety Services Assoc PO Box 449 Eudora KS 66025 7/21/2014 $1,000.00
Anchor Stone Company 4124 S Rockford Ave Ste 201 Tulsa OK 74105 7/7/2014 $2,000.00
Anderson Engineering Inc. 2045 W Woodland Springfield MO 65807 7/18/2014 $1,000.00
Andrew Thome 21 Danfield Rd St. Louis MO 63124 7/23/2014 $1,000.00
Ann Pattison 820 E Mason Unit A Santa Barbara CA 93103 7/16/2014 $500.00
APAC - Kansas Inc. PO Box 23910 Overland Park KS 66283 7/7/2014 $50,000.00
APAC - Kansas Inc. PO Box 23910 Overland Park KS 66283 6/27/2014 $50,000.00
APAC - Kansas Inc. PO Box 23910 Overland Park KS 66283 6/27/2014 $25,000.00
APAC - Kansas Inc. PO Box 23910 Overland Park KS 66283 6/9/2014 $25,000.00
Ash Grove PO Box 25900 Overland Park KS 66225 6/25/2014 $10,000.00
Ash Grove PO Box 25348 Overland Park KS 66225 7/11/2014 $4,000.00
Ash Grove PO Box 25348 Overland Park KS 66225 7/11/2014 $2,000.00
Ash Grove PO Box 70 Butler MO 64730 7/11/2014 $2,000.00
Ash Grove PO Box 25348 Overland Park KS 66225 6/23/2014 $1,000.00
Associated General Contractors PO Box 94 Jefferson City MO 65102 7/3/2014 $40,000.00
Associated General Contractors 6330 Knox Industrial Dr. St. Louis MO 63139 6/30/2014 $30,000.00
Associated General Contractors 6330 Knox Industrial Dr. St. Louis MO 63139 7/17/2014 $20,000.00
Associated General Contractors 6330 Knox Industrial Dr. St. Louis MO 63139 10/15/2013 $17,333.35
Associated General Contractors PO Box 94 Jefferson City MO 65102 1/11/2014 $10,266.66
Associated General Contractors 6330 Knox Industrial Dr. St. Louis MO 63139 12/9/2013 $7,343.92
Associated General Contractors 6330 Knox Industrial Dr. St. Louis MO 63139 11/6/2013 $7,258.33
Associated General Contractors 6330 Knox Industrial Dr. St. Louis MO 63139 2/10/2014 $3,500.00
ASTEC Inductries Inc. 1725 Shepherd Rd Chattanooga TN 37421 6/24/2014 $1,000.00
Austin Powder Company 25800 Science Park Drive Clevland OH 44122 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
Bartlett & West 1200 SW Executive Drive Topeka KS 66615 6/3/2014 $5,000.00
Benton and Associates Inc. 1970 West Lafayette Ave Jacksonville IL 62650 7/17/2014 $500.00
Berry Tractor and Equipment Co. 2060 NW Ave Springfield MO 65803 7/7/2014 $250.00
Bill Adams 1765 E Swallow Springfield MO 65804 7/16/2014 $150.00
Bill Mckenna 1126 Virginia Ave Crystal City MO 63019 7/14/2014 $250.00
BKD LLP PO Box 1900 Springfield MO 65801 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Black & McDonald 6001 E Front St Kansas City MO 64120 7/7/2014 $15,000.00
Bleigh Construction Co PO Box 957 Hannibal MO 63401 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Bloomsdale Excavating Co Inc PO Box 86 Bloomsdale MO 63627 12/23/2013 $25,000.00
Bolin Services Incorporated 5 Industrial Lane Florissant MO 63031 7/10/2014 $1,000.00
Boone Construction Co PO Box 853 Columbia MO 65205 7/9/2014 $2,500.00
Branco Enterprise Inc. PO Box 459 Neosho MO 64850 6/23/2014 $7,500.00
Branco Enterprise Inc. PO Box 459 Neosho MO 64850 1/2/2014 $2,500.00
Branson Lakes Lodging Association PO Box 430 Branson MO 65615 7/18/2014 $1,000.00
Breckenridge PO Box 440459 St. Louis MO 63144 7/23/2014 $5,000.00
Brookfield Fabricating Corporation PO Box 406 Brookfield MO 64628 7/3/2014 $1,500.00
Bruemmer Trucking Inc. 4221 Lake Road Jefferson City MO 65101 7/21/2014 $500.00
Buckley Powder Co 42 Inverness Drive East Englewood CO 80112 6/23/2014 $5,000.00
Buildex PO Box 77 Ottawa KS 66067 6/20/2014 $250.00
Burk Bridge Co PO Box 528 Brookline MO 65619 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
Burns and McDonnell Engineering Co Inc. 9400 Ward Parkway Kansas City MO 64114 6/10/2014 $25,000.00
Burns and McDonnell Engineering Co Inc. 9400 Ward Parkway Kansas City MO 64114 1/2/2014 $25,000.00
Bussen Quarries Inc. 5000 Bussen Road St. Louis MO 63129 7/9/2014 $1,000.00
Buzzi Unicem USA 100 Brodhead Road Suite 230 Bethlehem PA 18017 7/14/2014 $15,000.00
Capital Electric Line Builders Inc. 4400 NW Mattox Rd Riverside MO 64150 7/9/2014 $2,500.00
Capital Quarries Co Inc PO Box 105050 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/18/2014 $20,000.00
Capital Quarries Co Inc PO Box 105050 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/9/2014 $5,000.00
Capital Sand Company Inc PO Box 104990 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/9/2014 $5,000.00
Carter Waters PO Box 412676 Kansas City MO 64141 6/27/2014 $1,000.00
Cathco Services LLC PO Box 430 Bowling Green MO 63334 7/17/2014 $250.00
CBB 12400 Olive Blvd Ste 430 St. Louis MO 63141 7/21/2014 $2,500.00
CDG Engineers Architects & Planners One Campbell Plaza St. Louis MO 63139 7/2/2014 $2,500.00
CDM Smith 50 Hampshire Street Cambridge MA 2139 6/30/2014 $20,000.00
CDS Services Inc. 2348 Hampto Ave Saint Louis MO 63139 7/10/2014 $250.00
Central Bancompany PAC 238 Madison St Jefferson City MO 65101 7/16/2014 $5,000.00
Central Missouri Aviation Inc 11200 S Airport Drive Columbia MO 65201 7/23/2014 $200.00
Central MO Professional Services Inc 2500 East McCarty St Jefferson City MO 65101 7/9/2014 $1,000.00
Central Plains Cement LLC 2200 North Courtney Road Sugar Creek MO 64050 6/25/2014 $25,000.00
Central Stone Company 1701 5th Avenue Moline IL 61265 7/2/2014 $2,500.00
Central Stone Company 1701 5th Avenue Moline IL 61265 7/2/2014 $2,500.00
Century Concrete Inc. PO Box 25348 Overland Park KS 66225 7/11/2014 $2,000.00
CH2M Hill Inc 9191 S Jamica Street Englewood CO 80112 7/14/2014 $11,000.00
Chester Bross Construction Company PO Box 430 Hannibal MO 63401 7/18/2014 $50,000.00
Chris Wilmes 214 Evesham West Lake Saint Louis MO 63367 7/10/2014 $250.00
Christopher Winger 10722 W 128th Court Overland Park KS 66213 6/23/2014 $1,000.00
Civic Progress Action Committee 800 Market St Ste 1900 Saint Louis MO 63101 7/21/2014 $15,000.00
Civil Design Inc. 1552 South 7th Street St Louis MO 63104 5/28/2014 $5,000.00
Clifton Larson Allen LLP 600 3rd Ave SE Suite 300 Cedar Rapids IA 52401 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
CMW Equipment 8668 Olive Boulevard St. Louis MO 63132 6/23/2014 $5,000.00
Coastal Energy Corporation PO Box 218 Willow Springs MO 65793 6/10/2014 $7,500.00
Collins & Hermann Inc PO Box 38901 Saint Louis MO 63138 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Con-Agg of MO LLC 2604 N Stadium Blvd Columbia MO 65202 7/3/2014 $7,500.00
Conco Companies PO B ox 50685 Springfield MO 65805 7/2/2014 $10,000.00
Construction & General Laborers Local Union No 660 2633 W Clay Street Saint Charles MO 63301 7/15/2014 $10,000.00
Construction Anchors Inc. 13900 E 350 Hwy Kansas City MO 64139 7/7/2014 $250.00
Consulting Engineers Council of MO PAC 220 East McCarty Suite 201 Jefferson City MO 65101 6/20/2014 $10,000.00
Continental Cement Co. LLC 10107 Hwy 79 Hannibal MO 63401 6/25/2014 $20,000.00
Cook Flatt & Strobel Engineers PA 2930 SW Woodside Drive Topeka KS 66614 7/7/2014 $2,000.00
Coreslab Structures 759 S 65th Street Kansas City KS 66111 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Coreslab Structures PO Box 996 Marshall MO 65340 7/3/2014 $5,000.00
Coreslab Structures 759 S 65th Street Kansas City KS 66111 6/23/2014 $5,000.00
Crawford Murphy & Tilly Inc. 2750 West Washington St. Springfield IL 62702 1/2/2014 $20,000.00
Crawford Murphy & Tilly Inc. 2750 West Washington St. Springfield IL 62702 7/1/2014 $5,000.00
Crawford Murphy & Tilly Inc. 2750 West Washington St. Springfield IL 62702 6/20/2014 $5,000.00
Cretex Concrete Products 6655 Wedgwood Rd Suite 130 Maple Grove MN 55311 7/11/2014 $15,000.00
D & S Fencing Co Inc. 2800 Sunnyside Rd Festus MO 63028 7/24/2014 $12,500.00
D & S Fencing Co Inc. 2800 Sunnyside Rd Festus MO 63028 7/3/2014 $12,500.00
Delongs Inc. PO Box 479 Jefferson City MO 65102 6/23/2014 $25,000.00
DLH Services Inc. PO Box 880 Cape Girardeau MO 63702 7/15/2014 $25,000.00
Drilling Service Co. 13230 Ferguson Lane Bridgeton MO 63044 7/21/2014 $1,500.00
Dustrol Inc. PO Box 309 Towanda KS 67144 6/9/2014 $500.00
Eastern MO Laborers District Council 3450 Hollenberg Drive Bridgeton MO 63044 7/15/2014 $15,000.00
Eco Recycling Inc. 6515 Page Avenue Pagedale MO 63133 7/10/2014 $1,000.00
Edward Twehous 4801 Wade Road Jefferson City MO 65109 7/16/2014 $250.00
Edward Viehmann 20 Huntington Forest Dr Saint Charles MO 63301 7/21/2014 $1,000.00
EFK Moen LLC 13523 Barrett Parkway Dr Suite 250 St. Louis MO 63021 5/27/2014 $10,000.00
Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. 2602 N Stadium Blvd Columbia MO 65202 6/19/2014 $75,000.00
Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. 2602 N Stadium Blvd Columbia MO 65202 1/21/2014 $75,000.00
Engineering Design Source Inc. 16141 Swingley Ridge Rd Suite 300 Chesterfield MO 63017 7/14/2014 $2,000.00
ERB Equipment Company 200 Erb Industrial Dr Fenton MO 63026 7/21/2014 $2,000.00
ERB Equipment Company 200 Erb Industrial Dr Fenton MO 63026 7/21/2014 $1,000.00
ERB Equipment Company 200 Erb Industrial Dr Fenton MO 63026 7/21/2014 $1,000.00
ERB Equipment Company 200 Erb Industrial Dr Fenton MO 63026 6/20/2014 $1,000.00
Farmer Holding Co Inc. PO Box 104960 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/9/2014 $5,000.00
Farnsworth Group Inc. 2709 McGraw Dr. Bloomington IL 61704 6/19/2014 $1,500.00
Foley Industries Inc. 1700 SW 42nd St Topeka KS 66609 7/1/2014 $25,000.00
Frank Twehous Excavating Company Inc. 8514 Liberty Rd Jefferson City MO 65101 6/23/2014 $12,500.00
Frank Twehous Excavating Company Inc. 8514 Liberty Rd Jefferson City MO 65101 7/22/2014 $2,500.00
Fred M Luth & Sons Inc. 4516 McRee Avenue St. Louis MO 63110 6/26/2014 $100.00
Fred Weber Inc. 2320 Creve Coeur Mill Road Maryland Heights MO 63043 7/9/2014 $25,000.00
Gabel Stone Company Inc. 2092 County Road 5900 Willow Springs MO 65793 6/30/2014 $250.00
Garver LLC 4701 Northshort Drive N Little Rock AR 72118 6/19/2014 $10,000.00
Gary Thompson 15661 W 138th Ter Olathe KS 66062 7/14/2014 $100.00
Gateway Dredging and Contracting LLC 1777 Highway 79 South Old Monroe MO 63369 7/7/2014 $500.00
Geiger Ready Mix PO Box 50 Leavenworth KS 66048 7/7/2014 $250.00
GeoEngineers 8410 154th Avenue NE Redmond WA 98052 6/16/2014 $2,000.00
George Butler Associates Inc. 9801 Renner Boulevard Lenexa KS 66219 7/10/2014 $5,000.00
George Butler Associates Inc. 9801 Renner Boulevard Lenexa KS 66219 6/13/2014 $2,500.00
George Butler Associates Inc. 9801 Renner Boulevard Lenexa KS 66219 6/9/2014 $1,250.00
George Butler Associates Inc. 9801 Renner Boulevard Lenexa KS 66219 6/3/2014 $1,250.00
George J. Siebers & Co. PO Box 9340 Merriam KS 66201 6/18/2014 $10,000.00
Geotechnology 11616 Lackland Road Suite 150 St. Louis MO 63146 7/2/2014 $3,000.00
Geotechnology 11616 Lackland Road Suite 150 St. Louis MO 63146 6/9/2014 $2,000.00
Gerdan Slipforming Inc. PO Box 715 Cape Girardeau MO 63702 7/3/2014 $2,500.00
Gershenson Construction Co Inc. 2 Trutt Drive Eureka MO 63025 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
Getz Recycling Equipment LLC PO Box 7 Louisburg MO 65685 6/27/2014 $500.00
Goodwin Brothers Construction Co. PO Box 110 Crystal City MO 63019 7/18/2014 $2,000.00
Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO 1021 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City MO 64105 7/16/2014 $1,000.00
Gredell Engineering Resources Inc. 1505 East High Street Jefferson City MO 65101 6/9/2014 $1,000.00
Gregory Construction Inc. PO Box 473 Jackson MO 63755 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
Guarantee Electrical Company 3405 Bent Ave St. Louis MO 63116 6/20/2014 $500.00
Gully Transportation 3820 Wisman Ln Quincy IL 62305 7/14/2014 $5,000.00
H.W. Lochner Inc. 225 W Washington St 12th Fl Chicago IL 60605 6/9/2014 $1,500.00
Halverson Construction Company 620 N 19th St Springfield IL 62702 6/30/2014 $1,000.00
Hammer & Streel Inc. 11916 Missouri Bottom Road Hazelwood MO 63042 7/21/2014 $500.00
Hansen's RAS LLC 2250 Southwind Blvd Barlett IL 60103 7/10/2014 $5,000.00
Hanson Professional Services Inc. 1525 S Sixth Street Springfield IL 62703 6/16/2014 $5,000.00
Hartman & Company 1200 E Woodhurst Dr Ste J200 Springfield MO 65804 7/22/2014 $5,000.00
Hayes Drilling Inc. 15525 S Mahaffie St Olathe KS 66062 7/7/2014 $15,000.00
HDR Engineering Inc 8404 Indian Hills Dr Omaha NE 68114 7/2/2014 $35,000.00
Heartwood Oil Company Inc. PO Box 171655 Kansas City KS 66117 7/1/2014 $500.00
Herzog Contracting Corp PO Box 1089 St. Joseph MO 64502 6/27/2014 $50,000.00
Herzog Contracting Corp PO Box 1089 St. Joseph MO 64502 2/24/2014 $25,000.00
Hester Trucking Inc. 9570 Hwy 51 Broseley MO 63932 7/9/2014 $500.00
Hg Consult Inc. 11809 N Harrison St Kansas City MO 64155 5/29/2014 $2,500.00
HNTB Corporation 715 Kirk Drive Kansas City MO 64105 7/3/2014 $25,000.00
HNTB Corporation 715 Kirk Drive Kansas City MO 64105 6/30/2014 $25,000.00
Holcim US Inc 24 crosby Drive Bedford MA 1730 6/24/2014 $5,000.00
Home Building Industry PAC 10104 Old Olive St Rd St. Louis MO 63141 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Horner & Shifrin Inc. 5200 Oakland Ave St. Louis MO 63110 1/13/2014 $2,500.00
Horner & Shifrin Inc. 5200 Oakland Ave St. Louis MO 63110 12/4/2013 $2,500.00
HR Green PO Box 9009 Cedar Rapids IA 52409 6/13/2014 $3,000.00
HR Quadri Contractors LLC 73039 Highway 21 Van Buren MO 63965 7/7/2014 $7,500.00
Hutchens Construction 1007 Main Street Cassville MO 65625 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Hutchens Construction 1007 Main Street Cassville MO 65625 6/13/2014 $5,000.00
Ideker Inc PO Box 7140 St Joseph MO 64507 6/30/2014 $50,000.00
Impact Strategies Inc. 340 Office Court Ste A Fairview Heights IL 62208 6/25/2014 $500.00
Imperial Ornamental Metal Co Inc. PO Box 733 Fenton MO 63026 7/2/2014 $1,000.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kanasas City MO 64111 7/7/2014 $170,000.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kanasas City MO 64111 6/23/2014 $160,000.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kanasas City MO 64111 6/17/2014 $160,000.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kansas City MO 64111 7/18/2014 $50,000.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kansas City MO 64111 3/17/2014 $50,000.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kansas City MO 64111 2/18/2014 $50,000.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kansas City MO 64111 9/19/2013 $14,167.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kansas City MO 64111 9/19/2013 $12,500.00
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kanasas City MO 64111 11/27/2013 $11,298.33
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kanasas City MO 64111 10/18/2013 $11,166.67
Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund 3101 Broadway Ste 780 Kansas City MO 64111 1/21/2014 $10,266.67
International Union of Operating Engineers 3449 Hollenberg Drive St. Louis MO 63044 7/3/2014 $100,000.00
International Union of Operating Engineers 6601 Winchester Ave Ste 280 Kansas City MO 64133 7/2/2014 $100,000.00
International Union of Operating Engineers 1125 Seventeenth Street Northwest Washington DC 20036 6/27/2014 $100,000.00
International Union of Operating Engineers 1125 Seventeenth Street Northwest Washington DC 20036 7/22/2014 $75,000.00
International Union of Operating Engineers 6601 Winchester Ave Ste 280 Kansas City MO 64133 7/21/2014 $25,000.00
Iteris Inc. 1700 Carnegie Ave Santa Ana CA 92705 7/9/2014 $1,000.00
J & J Boring Inc PO Box 357 Winfield MO 63389 7/17/2014 $1,000.00
J.D. Kutter Insurance Associates Inc 800 Market 18th Flood St. Louis MO 63101 7/2/2014 $500.00
J.M Fahey 408 High Grove Rd. Grandview MO 64030 7/11/2014 $5,000.00
J.M. Marschuetz Construction Co. 15 Trutt Drive Eureka MO 63025 7/18/2014 $500.00
J.W. Terrill 825 Maryville Centre Drive Suite 200 St. Louis MO 63017 7/23/2014 $3,000.00
Jacobs Good Government Fund 1111 So Arroyo Parkway Pasadena CA 91105 6/10/2014 $25,000.00
James H Drew Corporation PO Box 68935 Indianapolis IN 46266 7/14/2014 $2,500.00
Jefferson Asphalt Co PO Box 104868 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/9/2014 $5,000.00
Jefferson Bank PAC 700 Southwest Blvd Jefferson City MO 65109 7/23/2014 $1,000.00
Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Civic Progress PO Box 776 Jefferson City MO 65102 7/8/2014 $10,000.00
Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Civic Progress PO Box 776 Jefferson City MO 65102 6/19/2014 $10,000.00
Jensen Construction Company PO Box 3345 Des Moines IA 50316 6/30/2014 $20,000.00
John Fabick Tractor Co One Fabick Drive Fenton MO 63026 7/3/2014 $10,000.00
John Frerking 113 Fay St Columbia MO 65201 7/10/2014 $500.00
John Sheehan 3138 Williamsburg Way Jefferson City MO 65109 7/1/2014 $1,000.00
Journagan Construction & Quarries 3003 E Chestnut Expressway Suite #1200 Springfield MO 65802 7/7/2014 $20,000.00
Juneau Associates Inc. P.C. 2100 State Street Granite City IL 62040 6/3/2014 $1,000.00
KCI Construction Co 10315 Lake Bluff Drive St. Louis MO 63123 6/23/2014 $5,000.00
Kelpe Contracting Inc. 17955 Machester Road Wildwood MO 63038 7/16/2014 $1,000.00
Kevin Hardee 4069 SW Lido Dr Lee Summit MO 64082 7/7/2014 $100.00
Kevin Kalish 12525 W 82nd Ter Lenexa KS 66215 7/7/2014 $250.00
Kiewit Infrastructure Co. 7926 S Platte Canyon Road Littleton CO 80128 7/16/2014 $50,000.00
Kiewit Infrastructure Co. 7926 S Platte Canyon Road Littleton CO 80128 6/16/2014 $50,000.00
Kiewit Infrastructure Co. 7926 S Platte Canyon Road Littleton CO 80128 2/7/2014 $50,000.00
Kimaterials Inc. 1777 Highway 79 South Old Monroe MO 63369 7/7/2014 $500.00
Kirby Smith Machinery Inc. PO Box 270360 Oklahoma City OK 73137 7/14/2014 $1,000.00
Kissick Construction Co Inc. 8131 Indiana Kansas City MO 64132 7/21/2014 $10,000.00
KJ Unnerstall Construction Co. 4923 South Point Rd Washington MO 63090 7/7/2014 $1,500.00
Koss Construction Company 5830 SW Drury Lane Topeka KS 66604 7/7/2014 $15,000.00
Kozeny Wagner Inc. 951 West Outer Rd Arnold MO 63010 6/30/2014 $5,000.00
Kuhlmann Design Group Inc. 66 Progress Parkway Maryland Heights MO 63043 7/7/2014 $2,000.00
L.F. Krupp Construction Inc. 415 Old State Road Ellisville MO 63021 7/3/2014 $5,000.00
Laborers Intrl Union of North America Laborers Local No 110 4532 S Lindbergh Blvd Sunset Hills MO 63127 7/23/2014 $50,000.00
Lamp Rynearson Associates Inc. 14710 W Dodge Road Ste 100 Omaha NE 68154 7/23/2014 $250.00
Lawrence Fabric Structure Inc. 3509 Tree Court Industrial Blvd St. Louis MO 63122 6/30/2014 $200.00
Lead Belt Materials Co Inc. PO Box 607 Park Hills MO 63601 7/11/2014 $2,000.00
Leavenworth Excavating & Equip Co Inc. 716 Cherokee Street Leavenworth KS 66048 6/24/2014 $20,000.00
Leigh & OKane 9201 Ware Parkway Suite 301 Kansas City MO 64114 6/26/2014 $750.00
Lewis & Clark Northern MO Forum 575 Witte Industrial Ct Troy MO 63379 7/23/2014 $5,000.00
Lochmuller Group 6200 Vogel Road Evansville IN 47715 6/6/2014 $2,000.00
Lockton Companies LLC Kansas City Series 444 W 47th Street Suite 900 Kansas City MO 64112 7/16/2014 $10,000.00
Logan Contractors Supply Inc. 4101 106th Street Des Moines IA 50322 6/30/2014 $5,000.00
M3 Engineering Group PC 911 Washington Avenue Ste 620 Saint Louis MO 63101 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
Magruder Paving LLC 255 Watson Rd Troy MO 63379 6/23/2014 $2,000.00
Mark Jansen 2181 Pardoroyal Drive Saint Louis MO 63131 7/3/2014 $500.00
Mark One Electric Company Inc. 909 Troost Kansas City MO 64106 7/18/2014 $2,500.00
Massman Construction Co PO Box 8458 Kansas City MO 64114 6/25/2014 $50,000.00
MBA Capitol Region PAC 207 E Capitoal Avenue Jefferson City MO 65101 7/24/2014 $2,500.00
MBA Capitol Region PAC 207 E Capitol Avenue Jefferson City MO 65101 7/24/2014 $2,500.00
Michael Kaemmerer 2217 Dunhill Way Ct Clarkson Valley MO 63005 7/9/2014 $250.00
Michael Oldelehr 1717 Wieth Drive Jefferson City MO 65109 7/14/2014 $100.00
Midwest Cement Co Inc. PO Box 104960 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/9/2014 $5,000.00
Midwest Minerals PO Box 412 Pitsburg KS 66762 6/23/2014 $250.00
Millstone Weber LLC 601 Fountain Lakes Blvd St. Charles MO 63301 7/7/2014 $50,000.00
Mississippi Lime Company 3870 South Lindbergh Blvd Suite 200 St. Louis MO 63127 7/14/2014 $10,000.00
Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association PAC PO Box 104855 Jefferson City MO 65109 7/2/2014 $20,000.00
Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association PAC PO Box 104855 Jefferson City MO 65109 6/13/2014 $10,000.00
Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association PAC PO Box 104855 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/23/2014 $7,500.00
Missouri Chamber PAC PO Box 149 Jefferson City MO 65102 7/18/2014 $10,000.00
Missouri Limestone Producers Association PO Box 1725 Jefferson City MO 65102 7/11/2014 $5,000.00
Missouri Limestone Producers Association PO Box 1725 Jefferson City MO 65102 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Missouri Transportation PAC 3220 West Edgewood Ste E Jefferson City MO 65109 7/1/2014 $25,000.00
MO Automobile Dealers Association PO Box 1158 Jefferson City MO 65102 7/8/2014 $10,000.00
MO Construction Industry Advancement Fund PO Box 94 Jefferson City MO 65102 10/31/2013 $26,666.66
MO Construction Industry Advancement Fund PO Box 94 Jefferson City MO 65102 1/10/2014 $22,464.99
MO Construction Industry Advancement Fund PO Box 94 Jefferson City MO 65102 7/3/2014 $10,000.00
MO Construction Industry Advancement Fund PO Box 94 Jefferson City MO 65102 2/10/2014 $10,000.00
MO Truck PAC PO Box 89 Eldon MO 65026 7/9/2014 $27,500.00
MO Truck PAC PO Box 89 Eldon MO 65026 7/15/2014 $10,000.00
Modjeski and Masters 100 Sterling Parkway Mechanicsburg PA 17050 6/23/2014 $2,000.00
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co Inc. 5375 N Deere Road Park City KS 67219 7/7/2014 $25,000.00
N.B. West Contracting Co. 2780 Mary Ave St. Louis MO 63144 6/23/2014 $25,000.00
New Prime Inc. 2740 N Mayfair Ave Springfield MO 65803 7/10/2014 $25,000.00
Norris Asphalt Paving Co. PO Box 695 Ottumwa IA 52501 7/23/2014 $10,000.00
Oates Associates Inc. 100 Lanter Ct Suite 1 Collinsville IL 62234 6/6/2014 $2,500.00
Olsson Associates 1111 Lincoln Mall Lincoln NE 68501 12/16/2013 $10,000.00
Olsson Associates 1111 Lincoln Mall Lincoln NE 68501 5/27/2014 $5,000.00
Opies Transport Inc. PO Box 89 Eldon MO 65026 7/9/2014 $8,000.00
Pace Construction Company 1620 Woodson Road St. Louis MO 63114 1/10/2014 $57,500.00
Pace Construction Company 1620 Woodson Road St. Louis MO 63114 6/25/2014 $17,500.00
Pace Construction Company 1620 Woodson Road St. Louis MO 63114 7/24/2014 $500.00
Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. One Penn Plaza New York NY 10119 7/14/2014 $3,000.00
Pavon Corporation PO Box 8008 Saint Joseph MO 64508 6/30/2014 $1,000.00
Phillips 66 Company 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 1150 Washington DC 20004 7/14/2014 $10,000.00
Phillips Hardy Inc. 15290 Highway 135 Boonville MO 65233 6/23/2014 $20,000.00
PJR & Associates Inc PO Box9 Campbel Hill IL 62916 7/17/2014 $1,000.00
Plasterers & Cement Masons Local Union #518 301 S Main Independence MO 64050 12/4/2013 $1,000.00
Poepping Stone Bach & Associates Inc. PO Box 709 Quincy IL 62306 7/23/2014 $500.00
Poepping Stone Bach & Associates Inc. 100 South 54th Street Quincy IL 62306 12/4/2013 $500.00
Polsinelli 900 W 48th Place Suite 900 Kansas City MO 64112 7/23/2014 $7,500.00
Potterfield Trucking PO Box 296 Monroe City MO 63456 7/21/2014 $2,000.00
Premier Engineering Consultant LLC 7427 Troost Ave Kansas City MO 64131 7/23/2014 $200.00
Pretech Corporation 8934 Woodend Rd Kansas City KS 66111 7/11/2014 $5,000.00
Purple Wave Inc. 825 Levee Dr Manhattan KS 66502 7/11/2014 $250.00
Rackers Equipment Company PO Box 104524 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
Rackers Equipment Company PO Box 104524 Jefferson City MO 65110 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
Realm Construction Inc. PO Box 1236 Blue Springs MO 64013 7/14/2014 $15,000.00
Red Light Design LLC 2400 Cassens Dr Fenton MO 63026 7/18/2014 $5,000.00
Regional Business Council 7701 Forsyth Blvd Suite 205 St. Louis MO 63105 7/14/2014 $75,000.00
Road Runner Safety Services Inc. PO Box 552 Jackson MO 63755 6/26/2014 $250.00
Roadbuilders Machinery & Supply Co Inc PO Box 5125 Kansas City KS 66105 6/30/2014 $5,000.00
Robert Bates 518 Boonville Rd Jefferson City MO 65109 7/9/2014 $500.00
Robertson Contractors Inc. 1909 South Westwood Blvd Poplar Bluff MO 63901 7/10/2014 $10,000.00
Rodens Landscaping Inc. 7800 Hwy N OFallon MO 63368 7/1/2014 $1,000.00
Roland Machinery Company 816 North Dirksen Parkway Springfield IL 62702 6/30/2014 $5,000.00
Ross & Baruzzini Inc. 6 South Old Orchard Saint Louis MO 63119 7/14/2014 $1,000.00
RS&H Inc. PO Box 4850 Jacksonville FL 32201 6/23/2014 $500.00
Rudolph Farber 100 North Wood St Neosho MO 64850 7/9/2014 $10,000.00
Ryan Henry 3822 Viola View Jefferson City MO 65101 7/3/2014 $100.00
Sandra Thompson 574 Malinmor Dr Weldon Spring MO 63304 6/25/2014 $250.00
Schilderberg Construction Company Inc. PO Box 358 Greenfield IA 50849 6/26/2014 $250.00
Schrimpf Landscaping Inc. PO Box 105258 Jefferson City MO 65110 6/17/2014 $2,500.00
Schultz Surverying & Engineering Inc. 948 Lester Street Poplar Bluff MO 63901 6/26/2014 $1,000.00
SCI Engineering Inc. 130 Point W St. Charles MO 63301 6/9/2014 $2,500.00
Select Transport Inc. 200 S Elam Valley Park MO 63088 7/11/2014 $1,000.00
SEMO Ready Mix PO Box 2045 Cape Girardeau MO 63702 7/11/2014 $1,000.00
Shafer Lkine & Warren Inc. 11250 Corporate Ave Lenexa KS 66219 7/15/2014 $5,000.00
Silver Dollar City LLC 339 Silver Dollar City Railroad Branson MO 65616 7/18/2014 $5,000.00
Silver Eagle Construction Products Inc. PO Box 997 OFallon MO 63366 6/25/2014 $2,500.00
Site Advancement Foundation 2705 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 203 St. Louis MO 63122 7/7/2014 $50,000.00
Site Advancement Foundation 2705 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 203 St. Louis MO 63122 10/8/2013 $9,333.45
Site Advancement Foundation 2705 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 203 St. Louis MO 63122 2/7/2014 $7,093.34
Site Advancement Foundation 2705 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 203 St. Louis MO 63122 12/4/2013 $3,954.42
Site Advancement Foundation 2705 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 203 St. Louis MO 63122 10/24/2013 $3,908.34
Site Advancement Foundation 2706 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 203 St. Louis MO 63122 7/21/2014 $1,000.00
Site System Landscaping LLC 585 Edinger Road Wentzville MO 63385 7/7/2014 $1,000.00
Smith & Co PO Box 72 Poplar Bluff MO 63902 7/14/2014 $500.00
Snyder Construction Company 2120 Davis Blvd Joplin MO 64804 6/16/2014 $10,000.00
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1687 Springfield MO 65801 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Springfield Underground PO Box 2240 Springfield MO 65801 6/26/2014 $1,000.00
SRA Insurance Agency LLC 5201 Johnson Drive Suite 500 Mission KS 66205 6/23/2014 $10,000.00
St. Louis Bridge Constructions Co 655 Landmark Dr. Arnold MO 63010 7/18/2014 $1,000.00
St. Louis Regional Chamber One Metropolitan Square Suite 1300 St. Louis MO 63102 7/22/2014 $10,000.00
Stephen Kiley 604 NE Saint Andrews Dir Lees Summit MO 64064 7/8/2014 $500.00
Steven Lange 12904 Caterbury Rd Leawood KS 66209 6/20/2014 $1,000.00
Strickland Engineering LC 113 West Main Street Suite 1 Jackson MO 63755 6/6/2014 $500.00
Stupp Bridge Company 3800 Weber Road Saint Louis MO 63125 6/30/2014 $1,000.00
Surety Underwriters Assn of St. Louis 117 College Dr St. Charles MO 63301 7/9/2014 $2,000.00
Sydenstricker Implement Co PO Box 280 Mexico MO 65265 7/8/2014 $1,000.00
Taliaferro & Browne Inc. 1020 East 8th Street Kansas City MO 64106 7/21/2014 $1,500.00
Taos Construction Company Inc. 8420 Liberty Rd Jefferson City MO 65101 6/23/2014 $5,000.00
Tarlton 5500 West Park Avenue St. Louis MO 63110 6/26/2014 $1,000.00
Tarmac Int Inc 3475 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena CA 91107 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Tarmac Int Inc PO Box 2270 Lees Summit MO 64063 6/16/2014 $200.00
The KC Building & Const Trade Council 400 S Main Street Independence MO 64050 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
The Monarch Cement Company PO Box 1000 Humboldt KS 66748 6/25/2014 $10,000.00
The Victor L. Phillips Co. 4100 Gardner Avenue Kansas City MO 64120 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Thomas Barta 1130 Pinrun Dr Ballwin MO 63011 7/1/2014 $1,000.00
Thomas McGee LC Insurance Agency 920 Main St Suite 1700 Kansas City MO 64141 6/20/2014 $10,000.00
Thouvenot Wade & Moerchen Inc. 4940 Old Collinsville Rd Swansea IL 62226 6/16/2014 $2,000.00
Trabue Hansen & Hinshaw Inc. 1901 Pennsylvania Drive Columbia MO 65202 6/13/2014 $2,500.00
Traffic Zone Services Inc. 626 N 47th St. Kansas City KS 66102 7/7/2014 $2,000.00
Trailiner Corp PO Box 5270 Springfield MO 65801 7/9/2014 $25,000.00
Tramar Contracting Inc. 3051 Mercantile Industrial Dr St. Charles MO 63301 7/7/2014 $2,500.00
Transystems Corporation 2400 Pershing Road Suite 400 Kansas City MO 64108 6/10/2014 $15,000.00
Trap Rock & Granite Quarries LLC One Racehorse Drive East St. Louis IL 62205 7/18/2014 $5,000.00
Trekk Design Group LLC 1441 East 104th Street Suite 105 Kansas City MO 64131 7/7/2014 $5,000.00
Trinity Industries Inc. PO Box 568887 Dallas TX 75356 6/30/2014 $2,500.00
Tri-State Const Equipment Co PO Box 225 Ashland MO 65010 7/3/2014 $5,000.00
TSi Engineering Inc. 1322 Adams Street Kansas City KS 66103 6/23/2014 $2,000.00
Twin Traffic Marking Corp 626 N 47th Street Kansas City KS 66102 7/7/2014 $2,000.00
Universal Lubricants LLC PO Box 2920 Wichita KS 67201 7/10/2014 $5,000.00
Vance Brothers PO Box 300107 Kansas City MO 64130 6/23/2014 $10,000.00
Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company Inc. 8053 Chivvis Dr St. Louis MO 63123 6/23/2014 $250.00
Volkert Inc. 514 East High Street Suite 10 Jefferson City MO 65101 5/27/2014 $3,000.00
W.A. Ellis Construction Co PO Box 1095 Independence MO 64051 7/1/2014 $5,000.00
Western MO & KS Laborers District Council 8500 Ward Parkway Suite 300 Kansas City MO 64114 7/8/2014 $100,000.00
Western Ready Mix Inc. 323 Josephville Rd Wentzville MO 63385 7/9/2014 $250.00
Wiedenmann & Godfrey Construction Inc. PO Box 245 Belton MO 64012 6/23/2014 $2,000.00
Willard Quarries Inc. PO Box 1183 Lebanon MO 65536 6/27/2014 $1,000.00
Wilson & Company Engineers & Architects PO Box 94000 Alburquerque NM 87199 6/16/2014 $3,000.00
Winter-Dent 101 E McCarty Jefferson City MO 65101 7/14/2014 $5,000.00
Winter-Dent 101 E McCarty Jefferson City MO 65101 12/23/2013 $1,000.00
Wire Products Inc. 300 Nelson Neosho MO 64850 7/17/2014 $1,000.00
Witte Bros Exchange Inc. 575 Witte Industrial Ct Troy MO 63379 7/23/2014 $15,000.00
Wood & Huston Bank 204 W Primrose Springfield MO 65807 7/15/2014 $5,000.00

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Timothy Barker is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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