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2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest Winners Announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christ...

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority Accepting Applications for Rural Small Business Improvement

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) is currently accepting applications for two programs aimed at rural small business improvement, specifically meat processors across the state. “At a time when Missouri’s...

Missouri Department of Agriculture follows EPA guidance on dicamba

Missouri certified private and commercial applicators may continue to use existing stocks of the three dicamba herbicides Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax through July 31, 2020, according to the formal Cancellation Order issued by the U.S. Environmenta...

Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest Enters Final Week

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is reminding amateur photographers across the state to enter the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12. The contest is an opportunity for photographers to submit their be...

Department of Agriculture Issues Statement on Dicamba Status

Today, Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn and the Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following statement related to the recent court decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California: “The dicamba herbicide brands Xtendi...

Missouri Biofuel Entities Now Eligible for $200,000 Grant

Today, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announced the creation of the Biofuel Infrastructure Program (BIP) to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in the Show-Me State. MASBDA ...

Missouri Department of Agriculture announces 2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced that the Missouri Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is up and running for the summer. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services, the SFMNP assists lo...

Thirty Sophomores Selected for the 2020 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Thirty high school sophomores were recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. The students will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture. “...

Missouri Department of Agriculture, State Milk Board issue open letter to grocery retailers

To Missouri’s Grocery Retailers: We all have an important role in keeping Missouri’s food supply strong. From farm to fork, the agriculture industry has risen to the challenge of historic food demand created by COVID-19. As a grocery retailer, y...

Missouri leaders protect food supply, agriculture businesses

Today, Governor Mike Parson, in coordination with the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services and Agriculture, has approved a request from Dr. Randall Williams to create a consistent directive across local governments for any individual or...

Missouri Department of Agriculture Announces Grants for Missouri Specialty Crop Producers

Deadline to apply for 2020-2021 funding is March 27, 2020 The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for anticipated funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Interested individuals, community organizations and ...

Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest Captures Best of Farm, Rural Life for the 11th Year

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is launching the 11th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest on Monday, Feb. 2, to help kickoff National Thank a Farmer week. The Department is asking Missourians to share the unique stories and ima...

Director of Agriculture announces funding for local 4-H, FFA youth service projects

Today, Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 21 youth organizations from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2020 Building Our American Communities grant program. In total, 10 Missouri ...

Director Chinn Issues Statement on Chinese Trade Deal

“Trade in agriculture has always been a critical component in driving demand for our products domestically and internationally. Today, we’ve learned initial details of a landmark agreement with China that promises record breaking agricultural pur...

Food Desert Agriculture Matching Grants Awarded

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture awarded funds to 12 projects that aim to address food insecurity in Missouri. Through the Food Desert Agriculture Matching Grant Program, the Department’s Missouri Grown program will fund projects that ...