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Governor Mike Parson Proclaims May as Beef Month

Today, on behalf of Missouri cattlemen and cattlewomen throughout the state, Governor Mike Parson proclaimed May to be Beef Month in Missouri. Governor Parson presented the proclamation at Hertzog Meat Co. in Butler. Missouri Director of Agriculture ...

Department of Agriculture Announces Funding for School Agriculture Departments

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for the Missouri Agriculture Energy Saving Team – a Revolutionary Opportunity (MAESTRO) grant, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy. The MAESTRO grant was created to...

Department of Agriculture Announces Missouri Specialty Crop Funding

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The Department received SCBG Covid Stimulus-PPE funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Interested sp...

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority Announces Biofuel Infrastructure Funding

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announced it has invested more than $2 million in projects that increase the distribution and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in the State of Missouri. Expens...

Missouri Department of Agriculture Launches 13th Annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture is launching the 13th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest. The Department is asking Missourians to share their agriculture story through photographs. The contest, which runs through June 10...

Corteva Enlist Products Available in All Missouri Counties

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of Corteva herbicide products Enlist One and Enlist Duo in all Missouri counties. A seven-year registration announced by EPA in January 2022 had restricted the use of Enlist One an...

Industrial Hemp Fiber Processing Grants Awarded

Today the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced recipients of grant funding to be used for the expansion of processing capacity for industrial hemp fiber in Missouri. Four Missouri businesses have been awarded funding to expand hemp fiber inf...

Missouri Celebrates National Agriculture Week

This week, the Missouri Department of Agriculture celebrates the state’s position nationally in agriculture production. Missouri is home to 95,000 farms, employs nearly 460,000 people in agriculture, forestry and related industries, and has an esti...

2022 Missouri Agribusiness Academy Participants Announced

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has selected 30 high school sophomores to participate in the 2022 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Selected students will spend a week in June in Kansas City exploring careers in agriculture, building leadership s...

Waterfowl Auctions, Shows and Swap Meets Suspended due to Avian Influenza

To help prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the Missouri Department of Agriculture has suspended all domestic waterfowl and waterfowl egg auctions, shows and swap meets through the end of May. Federal officials have confir...

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Missouri Commercial Poultry Flock

Federal officials have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial chicken flock in Stoddard County, Missouri. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic ...

Online Form Available for Federal Premises ID Registration

As foreign animal diseases such as avian influenza and African swine fever continue to pose threats to the Missouri livestock industry, the Missouri Department of Agriculture encourages producers to create, or tighten, biosecurity plans on their farm...

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority Opens Grant Opportunities for Missouri Producers

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announces the opening of two funding opportunities, while also announcing recipients of the most recent grant cycle. MASBDA is accepting applications for two programs that ...

Poultry Virus Confirmed in State Bordering Missouri

Missouri poultry producers, both commercial and backyard flocks, are encouraged to review and tighten biosecurity protocols in light of the avian influenza virus confirmation in birds east of the Mississippi River. Highly pathogenic avian influenza ...

Department of Agriculture Announces Grants for Missouri Specialty Crop Production

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for anticipated funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Interested individuals, community organizations and research institutions working to enhance the competitiveness...

Department Announces Retail Promotion Grant Awardees

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for seven retail businesses that carry Missouri Grown products. The Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant awards up to $1,000 per retail store for reimbursem...

Director of Agriculture Announces Grants for 4-H, FFA Youth Service Projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 16 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2022 Building Our American Communities grant program. Eight local chapters of the National FFA...

Santa Claus Cleared to Spread Christmas Cheer

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn and Missouri State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Strubberg approved livestock movement papers for nine reindeer. Mr. Santa Claus from The North Pole applied for the permit this week, providing proof of the healthy herd th...

Missouri Agriculture Economic Contribution Study Results Announced

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the results of an economic contribution study showing the value of agriculture, forestry and related industries to the state’s economy. Results show a contribution of nearly $94 billion ...

Applications Available for 2022 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2022 Missouri Agribusiness...

Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded to Grow Production within Missouri agriculture

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that nine projects across Missouri will receive grant funding from the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program to strengthen the market for Missouri grown specialty crops. “The projects re...

Missouri Grown Opens Sale of Holiday Gift Boxes

Missouri Grown is making your holiday shopping easy by offering a gift box filled with products from small businesses across the state. This marks the second year of the Missouri Grown holiday boxes, which feature products everyone will enjoy. “Wh...

Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grants Announced

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that 12 projects will receive funding through the Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grant. The competitive grant program will provide up to $50,000 per project to address food insecurity i...

Industrial Hemp Processing Grants available

The Missouri Department of Agriculture today announced funding for processing of industrial hemp fiber. The Department will award grants of up to $200,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with the expansion of processing capacity for industri...

Industrial Hemp Processing Grants available

The Missouri Department of Agriculture today announced funding for processing of industrial hemp fiber. The Department will award grants of up to $200,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with the expansion of processing capacity for industri...