CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

Audio: Missouri House approves CAFO health ordinance legislation

The Missouri House has given final approval to legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations.     The House voted 103-44 today to approve the bill from Pleasant Hill State Representative Michael Haffner, which would prevent county health boards and/or county commissioners from passing standards that are stricter […]

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USDA urges states to require child support cooperation through SNAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support work together to help children,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “Increasing […]

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Cost-share funding available to assist produce growers in paying for Good Agricultural Practices certification

Cost-share funding is available to help produce growers pay for USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. “These funds are available for Missouri farmers who are applying for USDA GAP certification for the first time or for farms who are reapplying for USDA GAP certification,” said Londa Nwadike, state food safety specialist for the University of […]

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USDA extends deadline for producers to certify 2018 crop production for Market Facilitation Program payments

USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall […]

Honorary FFA Degree

Honorary State FFA Degrees bestowed on area residents

At the state convention. the Missouri FFA Association has presented HONORARY state degrees to several education agriculture leaders and officials. Among the recipients from northern Missouri are Carmen Buller of Kirksville, Brooke Swindler of Norborne, Connor Dignan of Mound City, Tom Zweifel of Maryville; Jason Dimmitt and Ashley McCarty – both of Kirksville. Carmen Buller […]