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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...

Governor Parson, Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn issue statements of support for new United States, Mexico and Canada trade agreement

I am encouraged the Trump administration has reached a deal with the leadership of Mexico and Canada to provide an improved, modernized trilateral trade agreement. Firming up this agreement with Missouris top two agriculture export partners marks a ...

Agribusiness leaders, entrepreneurs recruited to imagine the future of Missouri agriculture business

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) and University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) today announced a series of Imagine Ag Business sessions Oct. 9-11, 2018. The five sessions will be hosted in Sikeston,...

Governor Parson Praises Recent Missouri State Fair

By: Governor Mike Parson It was a joy to see so many smiling faces while attending the Missouri State Fair. It was even more rewarding to see the large crowds of folks having fun, despite having to deal with the drought. This was a great time to rem...

2018 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest Winners Announced

A stunning photo capturing the hard work and dedication of cattle ranchers is the Best in Show for the 2018 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Jody Teague of Col...

Missouri Department of Agriculture reminds Missouri farmers and pesticide applicators of Dicamba cut-off dates

The Missouri Department of Agriculture reminds all farmers and pesticide applicators across Missouri that, according to Missouri’s 24c label, all applications of ENGENIA, FEXAPAN and XTENDIMAX for the 2018 growing season must come to a halt when an...

Missouri Agriculture Updates -- May 31

Missouri Agriculture Updates: Pesticide Stewardship. Biodiesel. Tasty Expo. Click here to read this weeks update....

Missouri Agriculture Updates -- May 23

Missouri Agriculture Updates: Pesticide Stewardship. Biodiesel. Tasty Expo. Click here to read this weeks update....

Missouri Department of Agriculture issues critical stewardship reminder during Pesticide Stewardship Awareness Week

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the beginning of Pesticide Stewardship Awareness Week, May 21-25, 2018, by reminding pesticide applicators of Missouri’s Special Local Need (24c) label restrictions for ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX and FEXAPAN...

Missouri Agriculture Updates -- May 16

Missouri Agriculture Updates: $45 million. Beef. Farm families. Click here to read this weeks update.  ...