March 04, 2010

Statement from Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler on announcement of new soybean production facility in New Madrid County

"This is a big win for Missouri. Through Governor Nixon's exemplary leadership, state departments and private industry are cooperatively working together to move Missouri forward bringing more businesses and more jobs to the state. DuPont and Pioneer Hi-Bred are premier agricultural companies. The selection of the Missouri Bootheel for their new cutting edge production facility illustrates once again the vital role agriculture plays in our state's economy and that Missouri farmers continue to lead the way."