Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce announced that 22 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture's 2016 Building Our American Communities grant program.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for funding through the USDA's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the state. Applications are due April 26, 2016.
Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce today approved the petition to conduct a referendum of Missouri cattle producers, pursuant to section 275.352 RSMo as amended, to establish a $1.00 per head state beef checkoff assessment.
Agriculture leaders from across Missouri received high honors in front of hundreds of producers and agribusiness leaders during the 46th Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture, hosted by Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Department of Agriculture.