Soy belt cities along the Mississippi River brace for impact from new tariffs

Tariffs Set by China on US Soybeans Take Effect Today   St. Louis, MO—China is implementing a 25 percent tax on U.S. soybeans today in response...

Ashcroft, Hawley to join Missouri dairy farmers for field day, June Dairy Month celebration

CONWAY, Mo. — Two statewide elected officials are scheduled to join Missouri’s dairy producers, their families, and allied industries on June 8 to celebrate...

Farmers, ranchers, rural Missourian make out good in 2018 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Farmers, ranchers, and rural Missourians have a few big wins this session, according to the president of the Missouri Farm...

Missouri legislature gives bill legalizing industrial hemp final approval

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri General Assembly has voted to give farmers the option of growing another crop. On Wednesday, the Senate made some...

Hawley announces Agriculture Advisory Council

COLUMBIA, Mo. — On Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate Attorney General Josh Hawley announced his Agriculture Advisory Council, a coalition of experts and advisors who represent...

Curtman’s bill legalizing industrial hemp approved by Senate committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Just as industrial hemp gained a powerful ally on the federal level, a House bill establishing a pilot program for...

Schmitt announces Missouri FIRST initiative to help small businesses and farmers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is back on the road this week, announcing the revamping of the state’s linked deposit program. Speaking...

Soybean, corn associations oppose capping RINs

Capping the price of Renewable Identification Numbers would undermine the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard — market prices for farmers would be lowered...

Conservation Federation of Missouri holds annual convention

Rep. Pierson,  Sen. Kehoe recognized as Conservation Legislators of the Year; CFM passes eight resolutions JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Over the weekend, the Conservation Federation...

Senate gives initial approval to Munzlinger’s industrial hemp bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Senate is moving forward with Brian Munzlinger’s bill legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp in the Show-Me State. SB...

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