Tag: Agriculture

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. […]

Rep. Nate Belt Walker to run for SD 18

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Representative Nate Belt Walker announced he will run for state Senate District 18 to replace Sen. Brian Munzlinger who faces term limits. Walker gained attention in October when he suggested reviewing how Missouri contributes to NFL teams. A vocal dissident to players protesting the national […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of September 17, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The week of September 17-22 has been dominated by protests in St. Louis over the verdict that found Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer, not responsible for the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The verdict, announced on Friday, inspired protests which have required much […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]