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Curtman still looking for final vote on industrial hemp bill

Curtman still looking for final vote on industrial hemp bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Paul Curtman has pushed a bill to legalize industrial hemp for the past three years, and it has withered away on the Senate informal calendar for the past two. “We’ve routinely been able to get this bill through the Senate committee,” Curtman says. “Usually what happens is it gets through

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Five Questions with… Rep. Hannah Kelly

With the legislative session taking a week-long hiatus for spring break, we sat down with five of the new freshmen legislators to discuss their perspectives after working in the Capitol for the first half of session. The fifth and final piece in this Q&A series features five questions with Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove. The Missouri

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House budget chair’s plan calls for full funding of K-12, major cuts to Medicaid funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The work on Missouri’s budget has been constant for the past month-and-a-half, with lawmakers receiving the Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget in early February. Since then, the House Budget Committee has met almost daily, holding a number of hearings with each department presenting their budgets. Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget for

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Trump starts process to rescind Waters of US rule, earns kudos from farmers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Conservatives and farmers around the country and in Missouri celebrated President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order Tuesday asking the Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States rule. The rule was recommended under former President Barack Obama’s administration to the

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Hearing held on Munzlinger’s captive cervids bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources Committee heard testimony on a bill transferring oversight of captive cervids to the Department of Agriculture. Sen. Brian Munzlinger, who chairs the committee, presented SB 123, promoting it as a way for the state’s deer farms to more easily sell their products. “What

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Missouri Soybean Association to gather at Capitol for annual meeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Soybean farmers and advocates from around the state will head to the Capital City next week for the annual meeting of the Missouri Soybean Association. The MSA and leaders in the soybean industry will converge on Monday, January 30th for two days of events, meeting with legislators and other members of

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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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Tanksley hitting the ground running at MFB

The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation’s new director for state and legislative affairs is getting his feet wet quickly, but B.J. Tanksley says the pressure doesn’t bother him much. That’s because he comes to the position with a stellar resume in the legislative process. Tanksley’s journey into the political realm began in college, where he majored

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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

Greitens Names Hog Farmer and Ag Advocate as Agriculture Director

Our farmers and ranchers form the backbone of Missouri. Every day, men and women across the state wake up before dawn and do hard work to make quality, affordable food for our families. But not everyone recognizes the important role of agriculture in Missouri. Activists and bureaucrats have attacked our farmers and ranchers. They’ve come after our

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