Category: Conservation and Agriculture

Missouri groups lead charge against flawed classification of herbicide

Associated Industries of Missouri, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Farm Bureau, and St. Louis-based National Corn Growers Association join other groups targeting classification they say would devastate American food supply, economies FRESNO, Calif. – Agriculture groups from across the country Wednesday joined forces to file a lawsuit in federal court against […]

Fordyce nominated as state executive director of Farm Service Agency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Immediate past director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture Richard Fordyce has been nominated as Missouri’s state executive director of the Farm Service Agency by President Donald Trump. The Farm Service Agency is the state-level USDA executive arm tasked with implementing programs and policies established in D.C. […]

Buy Missouri is ‘first of many’ from Lt. Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Governor Mike Parson will be traveling the Show-Me state next week to promote buying locally made products. Tyler Habiger, the spokesperson for the Lt. Governor’s Office, said that his campaign will be the “first of many” phases to promote Missouri produced goods. “We’re trying to roll […]

Hawthorn Foundation brings Greitens to Europe for second trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens announced he will leave for a trade mission to Switzerland and the United Kingdom, financed by the Hawthorn Foundation. Greitens is expected to meet with industry leaders, some of which will be in the professional service and manufacturing sectors. This will be his […]

Divisive comments build tension among state’s ag groups

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A newly-formed political agriculture group is making waves in the Show-Me State and ruffling the feathers of other ag groups at the same time. Family Farm Action, a group formed and led by former Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell, contends that they are here to protect America’s […]

St. Louis Alderwoman drafts marijuana legislation proposal

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Green on Monday drafted a proposal of a local bill to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in St. Louis in November 2018. The proposal would decriminalize simple possession, create licensed dispensaries, and repeal local ordinances prohibiting marijuana consumption for recreational use. Because marijuana […]

Dicamba ban affecting farmers, but could soon be lifted

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Talk is heating up over the agricultural use of the herbicide dicamba, or more so over the temporary halt to the chemical being used in Missouri. Last week, the Missouri Department of Agriculture ordered a temporary end to the use and sale of products containing dicamba […]

Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order issued on Dicamba

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, has issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order on all Dicamba products throughout the state. The order, which is effective immediately, creates some challenges for farmers in the middle of crop weed control. Action being taken is […]

Soybean Merchandising Council wins appeal in IP case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council won in appellate court Tuesday in an ongoing case against AgBorn Genetics. The Western District Appeals Court affirmed another $60,000 sanctions award to the MSMC after a circuit court found in 2016 that certain Agborn executives improperly licensed MSMC’s proprietary soybean […]