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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...

Urban Agriculture Matching Grants available

The Missouri Department of Agriculture today announced funding for the Urban Agriculture Matching Grant Program. The Department will award grants of up to $10,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with urban agriculture. Eligible projects inc...

Missouri Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program

Today, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announced the Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program (BIIP) to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri. Funds will be awarded to fuel ...

Organic Certification Cost Share Program Available for Missouri Farmers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that funding is available to assist Missouri farmers and food processors in obtaining organic certification for their businesses. Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic ...

Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grant Funds Available

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the availability of Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grant funds of up to $50,000 per project. Applications for the grant funds must benefit residents affected by food insecurity in urba...

Asian Longhorned Tick Confirmed in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, working in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri State University, has confirmed the first finding of an Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Missou...

2021 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest Winners Announced

A breathtaking photo featuring a glimpse into the life of a Missouri cattle rancher is the Best in Show for the 2021 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Holly Bro...

Missouri Department of Agriculture announces 2021 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 ...

Missouri Industrial Hemp Amendments Approved

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced federal approval of the state’s amendment to the Industrial Hemp Plan. With the approval, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service affirmed that Missouri’s amend...

Missouri meat and poultry processors awarded nearly $17 million toward food supply expansions

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has awarded $16,716,406 million in CARES Act funding to nearly 150 small and medium sized businesses. As a direct result of the reimbursement grant, more than 40 businesses were assisted in initiating or expandi...

Department Celebrates Buy Missouri Day, Announces Grant Awardees

To celebrate Buy Missouri Day, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for 13 retail businesses that carry Missouri Grown products. The Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant awards up to $1,000 per...

49th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture Announced

The Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture is coming back to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo., this fall for its 49th celebration of agriculture. Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the conference dates have been set ...

CONSUMER PROTECTION ALERT: Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntary Recall

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Feed & Seed Program issued a consumer alert following a voluntary pet food recall published by Midwestern Pet Foods. No pet or human illness has been reported at this time. According to the compa...

2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy Announced

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced 30 high school sophomores were selected to participate in the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Students selected will spend several days in June in the Mid-Missouri region exploring careers i...

Governor Parson Celebrates National Agriculture Week in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed March 21-27, 2021, to be National Agriculture Week in Missouri. As today also marks National Agriculture Day across the nation, Governor Parson joins the Missouri Department of Agriculture in celebrating the state...

Missouri Department of Agriculture Launches Missouri Agriculture Awards for 2021

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the Missouri Agriculture Awards. The Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor five individuals that strive to innovate their farm or ranch, give back to their communities, or sta...

Department Announces Recipients of Farmers’ Market Promotion Grant

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the recipients of the Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant Program through Missouri Grown. The grant awards up to $1,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missou...

Department Announces New Retail Promotion Grant Funding Opportunity

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for a new opportunity: the Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant. The grant awards up to $1,000 per retail location for reimbursement of expenses asso...

CONSUMER PROTECTION ALERT: Corn Xpress Bulk Corn Vending Machines

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture issued a consumer alert to advise Missourians that the Corn Xpress Bulk Corn Vending Machine is not-legal-for-trade in the state of Missouri. The machine is advertised as an agricultural vending machine t...

Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest Captures Best of Farm, Rural Life for the 12th Year

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture is launching the 12th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest to help kickoff National Thank a Farmer week. The Department is asking Missourians to share the unique stories and images of agricu...

Missouri Agriculture & Small Businesses Receive More Than $625,000 in Value-Added Grants

Today, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announced 10 businesses have been awarded value-added grants totaling $626,771. For more than two decades, MASBDA, which is housed at the Missouri Department of Agric...

Missouri Department of Agriculture Announces Grants for Missouri Specialty Crop Producers

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 Farmers’ Market Promotion Grant Funding

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced funding for the Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant Program through Missouri Grown. The grant awards up to $1,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri’s farm...

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

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 14 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Building Our American Communities grant program. Six local chapters of the National FFA O...

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

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 14 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Building Our American Communities grant program. Six local chapters of the National FFA O...