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Farm Bureau announces opposition to industrial hemp bill

Farm Bureau announces opposition to industrial hemp bill

Bill passes easily through House despite Farm Bureau letter JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) announced Monday it would oppose Rep. Paul Curtman’s bill to legalize the growing of industrial hemp in Missouri. MFB President Blake Hurst wrote in a letter to representatives that Curtman’s bill could mean farmers who decide to


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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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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Missouri ag groups rally behind Pruitt for head of EPA

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri agricultural groups and Republican lawmakers will ask Missouri’s two U.S. senators to support Pres.-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt. Pruitt currently acts as the attorney general of Oklahoma, and in that capacity he has had an adversarial role with the EPA


Hurst re-elected Missouri Farm Bureau President

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation will keep Blake Hurst as president. Delegates voted to re-elect the Atchison County farmer to his fourth two-year term during their 102nd annual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The Westboro resident thanked members for the opportunity to continue serving and leading the organization. “I’m proud of what


Release: Missouri Farm Bureau says Thanksgiving Day meal prices slightly lower

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2016 Missouri shoppers will find the price for most items used to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal slightly lower from 2015. Shoppers across the nation are finding a similar story, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Thanksgiving Marketbasket Survey results released this week. For 31 years, the


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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MOGOV Countdown: Day 4

We’re now four days out from Election Day, and many people feel like they’ve seen more and more political ads this year than ever before. And, as it turns out, they have.  The Center for Public Integrity says Missouri’s gubernatorial candidates have aired more than 50,000 advertisements and spent more than $20 million combined. No state-level

Humane Society political arm weighs in for Greitens and Carnahan with mailings attacking their opponents

ST LOUIS, Mo. – The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) political advocacy organization, is zeroing in on two of the Missouri agricultural community’s biggest advocates in the closing days of the election. The HSLF sent out a mailer attacking Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster and Republican lt.

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RELEASE: Greitens Calls Missouri Farm Bureau, NRA, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, and Others “Corrupt”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31st, 2016 CONTACT: David Turner, dturner@chriskoster.com, 213-840-1464 Greitens Calls Missouri Farm Bureau, NRA, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, and Others “Corrupt” St. Louis – Eric Greitens seemingly seeks to foment division during every one of his public appearances. Yesterday, he went one step further calling groups who have endorsed Attorney General