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Applications Available Now for Value-Added Agriculture Grants

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announced it is now accepting applications for Value-Added Agriculture Grants that add value to Missouri agricultural products and aid the economy of a rural community. Gran...

Urban Agriculture Matching Grants Available to Address Food Insecurity

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the availability of Food Insecure Urban Agriculture Matching Grant funds of up to $25,000 per project. Applications for the grant funds must benefit residents affected by food insecurity in urba...

Agriculture Workforce Study Lays Groundwork for Future of Agriculture

Today, the University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Agricultural Foundation published a study entitled Workforce Needs Assessment of Missouri’s Food, Agriculture and Forestry Industries that examines the future workforce demand of the stat...

Missouri Industrial Hemp Program receives federal stamp of approval

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced federal approval of the state’s Industrial Hemp Plan, which sets the regulatory framework through the 2021 growing season and provides the Department with primary oversight of industrial hemp ...

Missouri Department of Agriculture Asks Residents to Report Unsolicited Seed Shipments

UPDATED: Aug. 3, 2020 with seed shipment address and plant destruction guidance. The Missouri Department of Agriculture has received reports from residents of unsolicited seeds being delivered from foreign countries such as China and surrounding are...

Missouri invests in Meat & Poultry Supply Chain

Today, Governor Mike Parson and Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced the creation of the Missouri Meat & Poultry Processing Grant in an effort to quickly increase food supply chain resilience in our state. Established by the General Asse...

First Vesicular Stomatitis Virus case confirmed in Missouri horse

Today, Missouri State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Strubberg announced the state’s first case of Vesicular Stomatitis in a horse in Newton County. The announcement follows a positive confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natio...

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. “...