Missouri Governor Signs Bills to Help Dairy, AgricultureGov. Jay Nixon signed bills Friday aimed at boosting Missouri's dairy and $12.5 billion-a-year agriculture industries.
Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill to Boost Agriculture IndustryA bill aimed at bolstering Missouri's agricultural industry is headed to the governor.
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 Dairy Farmers Urge Veto OverrideMissouri dairy farmers warned Thursday that consumers could face higher milk prices if lawmakers don't override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation authorizing financial incentives for their industry.
Grain Fungus Found That is Harmful to Cattle Ergot is an airborne fungus that affects seed heads of cereal grains such as rye, barley, oat and wheat.
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.
Pig Virus Means Higher Pork PricesPorcine epidemic diarrhea has killed 4 to 5 million pigs nationwide and this will equate to higher pork prices this summer.
Woman Pleads Guilty In Cattle Fraud SchemeA central Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $211,000 from a feedlot where she worked to pay off losses from her own cattle trading.
Missouri Ag Department Puts Livestock Brands Online In the category of "you can find almost anything on the Internet,'' the Missouri Department of Agriculture has created an online directory of more than 6,400 unique brands used to mark livestock in the state.
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