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Proposed rules for Industrial Hemp Pilot Program available for comment through Feb. 1

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – The Missouri Department of Agriculture is reminding those interested in Missouri’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program there are five days remaining to review and comment on the proposed rules put forth by the Department. Passe...

Governor Parson’s cabinet leaders to introduce The Missouri Way to agriculture conference

Missouri citizens put a lot of trust in Governor Parson’s cabinet to get things right. Eight powerhouse Cabinet members of the Parson Administration will present The Missouri Way, which is a robust continuous improvement plan designed to serve Miss...

Governor Parson, Director Chinn to Honor Agriculture Leaders during 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture

Agriculture leaders from across Missouri will receive high honors in front of hundreds of farmers, ranchers and agriculture leaders during the 48th Missouri Governors Conference on Agriculture. During the Missouri Agriculture Awards Luncheon, Gov. Pa...

Farmers, Ranchers and Agriculture Leaders to Learn Future of Animal, Plant Science

The 48th Governors Conference on Agriculture is chock-full of meaningful agriculture technology presentations that will lay out what experts think Missouri farms and ranches may look like in the near future. Agriculture sits at the intersection of e...

2019 Brings Opportunity for Missouri Farmers, Ranchers and Agriculture Leaders

The new year brings with it new opportunities for Missouri agriculture. Governor Mike Parson and Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced today a winter checklist of ideas to help farmers, ranchers and agriculture leaders get a jump on 2019, all...

Governor Parson, Director Chinn commend President Trump, Congress for finalizing Farm Bill

Today, Governor Mike Parson and Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn praised President Donald Trump for quickly signing the 2018 Farm Bill, also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, into law.  “Time and time again, farmers and rancher...

Vivian Howard, national food & agriculture advocate, headlining ReachMORE session at 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture

Vivian Howard, former host of the award-winning television series A Chef’s Life and owner of Chef & The Farmer Eatery in Kinston, N.C., will headline the ReachMORE session at the 48th Governor’s Conference on Agriculture. Howard was raise...

Tyne Morgan to host U.S. Farm Report during 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture

Missourian, agriculture journalist and national television host Tyne Morgan will return to the Show Me State to host the U.S. Farm Report at the 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture. The recording will kick-off the conference by bring...

Applications Now Available for 32nd 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 2019 Missouri Agribusines...

MASBDA helps Richmond, Mo., small business grow and thrive

Jim and Sarah Pierce, who own Of the Earth Farm Distillery in Richmond, Mo., create their brandy and liquors from the fruits grown at their family orchard. Of the Earth FarmDistillery was started after Jim and his father traveled to Nebraska for a fr...

Missouri Department of Agriculture accepting nominations for annual awards through Dec. 7

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the Missouri Agriculture Awards. As part of the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in January, the Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor six individuals that striv...

Missouri Department of Agriculture issues statement on Dicamba products for the 2019 growing season

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced it will not pursue Special Local Needs (24c) labels for the use of Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax for the 2019 growing season. This announcement follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (...

48th 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 winter for its 48thcelebration of agriculture. Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the conference dates have been set...

The Missouri Department of Agriculture today announced up to $100,000 for the Urban and Non-Traditional Agriculture Matching Grant Program

Applications must be received by Oct. 26, 2018 The Missouri Department of Agriculture today announced up to $100,000 for the Urban and Non-Traditional Agriculture Matching Grant Program. The Department will award grants of up to $7,500 for reimburse...

Specialty Crop Grants Awarded to Grow Production in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that twelve 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. Nearly $450,000 i...