Missouri Department of Agriculture

Activities of Animal Rescue Facility SuspendedA southeast Missouri animal rescue organization has agreed to suspend operations for 30 days until a trial begins in a lawsuit filed by the state alleging violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act.
Process to Produce Hemp Oil in Mo. for Medicinal Purposes has BegunToday kicks off a 30-day period when the Missouri Department of Agriculture will accept applications to produce hemp extract in the state.
Missouri Seeks to Get More Local Food into SchoolsMissouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.
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.
Nixon Appoints New Missouri Agriculture DirectorGov. Jay Nixon picked fourth-generation farmer Richard Fordyce to take over a state agency that has been led by an interim director since October.
Missouri Lawmakers Weigh Options on E-15 GasA hearing was held Monday to discuss whether to repeal the Agricultural Department's cap of ten percent on the amount of ethanol allowed in gasoline.
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.
Federal Crackdown Could Help Regulate Mo. Puppy MillsThe new crackdown will force these breeders to apply for federal licenses. Up until now, in Missouri repeat puppy mill offenders have bypassed receiving the federal license.
Ozark Mtn. Cream Recall in MissouriState agriculture department says product sold at some St. Louis area restaurants and markets may contain unpasteurized milk.
Production to Resume at Mo. Creamery After E. Coli FoundThe Missouri Department of Agriculture says the plant license for Homestead Creamery of Jamesport was reinstated following an inspection this week.
More Elk on the Way to MissouriThe elk are scheduled to arrive at the refuge area of Peck Ranch on May 18 from a capture site in eastern Kentucky.
Missouri Puppy Mill Shut DownOne of the dogs is blind; several appeared to have eye problems and matted coats.

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