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Cattlemen’s dinner will feature Allen West and Missouri rib eye

Cattlemen’s dinner will feature Allen West and Missouri rib eye

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Cattleman’s Association is gearing up for the first ever ‘Straight Talk’ event, a fundraising dinner in the Capital supporting the association’s political action committee. “We thought we would try to reach outside of our world, and reach more of Jefferson City’s political community,” Executive Vice President Mike Deering of

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Farmers and cattlemen agree: Greitens’ pick for ag director is a slam dunk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Farmers and cattlemen both seem to agree that Gov.-elect Eric Greitens’ latest pick for the next Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture is a home run. “There’s no one who is more of a true believer in good Ag policy, or who has been living and breathing it at an


Koster stresses bipartisan credentials state tour with ag leaders

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Democrat Chris Koster toured the state Saturday with five Republican leaders of agriculture to meet directly with farmers in an attempt to shore up the rural vote in his bid for governor. Richard Fordyce, the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture; Blake Hurst, the president of the Missouri Farm Bureau; Executive

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Chinese Invasion

Agricultural organizations typically endorse candidates based on their record and history of support for farm and ranch families. We don’t dive into any other issues because our grassroots members are focused only on producing food for this state and they want leaders – regardless of party affiliation – who want to advance the state’s number one industry. When

100+ List 2015

100+ List, Part 8

We have compiled our 2015 list of the 100+ people in the Missouri public policy process you need to know. A few changes have been made this year – media and legislative staff are not included, unless they were engaged as a campaign consultant as well. By no means is this the complete list, and


Groups rally to show support for farm bill override

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Twenty-one agricultural and small business groups mailed a letter to the legislature yesterday that will be received before veto session in support of overriding HB1326 and SB506 vetoes. Representatives from the organizations penned the letter. The intent of the letter was to reinforce the importance of these two omnibus agriculture bills, which

OpEd – Mike Deering on Amendment 1: Confusion Grenade

Confusion Grenade Have you ever been in a meeting that should take 10 minutes but it takes two hours because someone decides to intentionally confuse the heck out of everyone? That’s the stunt some are attempting now with Amendment 1 – the Farming Rights Amendment. The amendment was written for family farmers by family farmers.