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Ill. Marijuana Company's $1M Ad Campaign Draws ScrutinyIllinois Department of Agriculture regulations prohibit cultivation centers from marketing products to the public.
Bird Flu Leads to Cheaper Chicken in the U.S.A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S.
Bird Flu Virus Creeps Across MissouriA strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri.
Missouri Bill to Switch Oversight of Deer Farms ReturnsA Missouri lawmaker is again pushing legislation that would shift regulation of farm-raised deer to state agriculture officials.
Missouri Agency Scaling Back Captive Deer ProposalMissouri conservation officials are scaling back their recommendations for new regulations of deer farms and hunting preserves that were aimed at controlling disease but had prompted cost concerns.
Gov. Nixon Vetoes Change to Deer OversightThe legislation would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation.
Speaker Names Members for Missouri AG CommitteeHouse Speaker Tim Jones has announced the members of a committee tasked with investigating allegations of a hostile work environment in the Department of Agriculture.
Mo. Legislature to Investigate Alleged 'Hostile Working Environment'Speaker Tim Jones announced in a press release Tuesday he will create a special committee to investigate the allegations within the Nixon administration.
Proposed Mo. Rule Allowing E15 Gas Faces ChallengeA legislative committee scheduled a hearing Monday on whether the proposed rule change by the state Department of Agriculture exceeds what is allowed under state law.
Protest Scheduled at UniverSoul Circus in Florissant"[Elephants] are trained using tasers now, and electrical rods. They are caged 96 percent of their lives and they are not provided with adequate conditions in transferring them."
Missouri Relaxes Licensing Rules for Egg SalesThe state Department of Agriculture says it has lessened licensing requirements for such businesses. Those who sell eggs directly to consumers now only need a $5 retail license.
Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of JobsA nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the Mississippi River, threatening barge traffic.
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