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Farm for Life editorial: Mark Burger

An Obsession with Bridging the Food Gap Farm for Life is an editorial series by the Missouri Department of Agriculture After Mark Burger graduated from the University of Missouri, he knew exactly what he wanted to do: farm. Burger Sons Farms was of...

State agencies partner to help Missouri communities, farmers recover orphaned containers after flooding

The departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture are partnering to assist Missouri communities and farmers in recovering and identifying orphaned storage containers dislodged by flooding. The containers must be handled by experts because they can...

Community Service Grants Available for Ag Youth Organizations

Missouri 4-H and FFA chapters planning community improvement service projects can apply for grant funding through the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Applications for the annual Building Our American Communities Grant (BOAC) Program are available...

Food Desert Matching Grants Available to Address Food Insecurity

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the availability of Food Desert Agriculture Matching Grants of up to $25,000 per project to address food insecurity. Applications for the grant funds must benefit residents of a food desert, as ...

Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded to Grow Production within Missouri agriculture

he Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that eleven 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. “Missouri is kn...

Farm for Life editorial: Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn

An Obsession with Bridging the Food Gap Farm for Life is an editorial series by the Missouri Department of Agriculture It was decades of farming and advocacy that led her here. In Missouri’s Capital City, Chris Chinn is more than a farmer and rur...

Missouri Industrial Hemp Program posts proposed regulations

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture posted proposed rules for the Missouri Industrial Hemp Program three weeks early. The rules, as required by provisions in Senate Bill 133, will amend existing regulations and transition the legal growth o...

Farm for Life editorial: Lieutenant Governor Kehoe

A Good Way of Life Farm for Life is an editorial series of the Missouri Department of Agriculture As a first generation farmer, Mike Kehoe is one of an increasingly rare breed. His vantage point has changed significantly over time, from St. Louis t...

Farm for Life editorial: Governor Mike Parson

Farming is The American Dream Farm for Life is an editorial series of the Missouri Department of Agriculture The American Dream. This is a vision chased by 6 million Missourians every day, especially Mike Parson. For this farm kid from Wheatland, M...

Farm for Life editorial series launched to highlight Missouri farmers and ranchers

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture launched a new editorial series entitled Farm for Life with a feature story of third generation farmer and Missouri Governor Mike Parson. Agriculture is a part of every Missourians’ quality of life a...

Governor Parson issues open letter to Missouri State Fair exhibitors

The Missouri State Fair has been built over the last 100 years on strong traditions. Traditions of eating Fair food on opening day, attending concerts, family fun and, for you, bringing agricultural exhibits that will be showcased throughout the Fair...

MASBDA Helps Bring a Dream to Reality

Behind the eyes of every farmer, producer and agribusiness owner is a dream to do more with what they have and add value to their business. The agriculture industry is always growing and changing to meet new demands, new markets and new supply chains...

2019 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest Winners Announced

A captivating photo featuring the picturesque landscape of rural Missouri is the Best in Show for the 2019 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Wanda Moore of Cabo...

Sudden Oak Death confirmed in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, in coordination with USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service, has detected ramorum blight on rhododendron plants shipped to some retail nurseries in Missouri. The disease is more commonly known as Sudden Oak D...

MASBDA Helps Livestock Producer Expand Cattle Operation

Every tool in the toolbox is an important one to farmers and ranchers, especially when livestock producers continually face depressed market prices, weather extremes and busy schedules. For producers looking to expand their herd or shop for specific...