Audio: Missouri lawmakers hope to see a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri

Two state lawmakers testified Thursday in Jefferson City that an effort is underway to get a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri. State Reps. Don Rone, R-Portageville, and Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, testified before the Joint Committee on Agriculture. Rone says he and Shaul participated in a conference call this week with retailers, grocers and meat wholesalers. “This would be […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Area students to receive scholarships from Missouri State Fair

Several area youths will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee. The students are seeking higher education at a Missouri college or university and were selected from 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors. Anderson Rogers of Bethany was selected to receive the $5,000 platinum scholarship, offered by Youth in Agriculture […]

Carey Portell

‘Stronger Than Yesterday’ blogger to speak at Pearls of Production event for women

Beef producer Carey Portell will tell women at Pearls of Production how she survived and thrived after a car accident nearly took her life almost nine years ago. The seventh annual event for women in production agriculture runs Nov. 1-2 in Columbia. Pearls of Production provides hands-on training and leadership opportunities for women in livestock […]

Missouri State Fair 2018

Sale of Champions at Missouri State Fair sets records for Youth in Agriculture

The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, on Saturday, Aug. 18.  The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $195,350 – the largest amount ever raised in the history of the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions! The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Mackenzie […]

Industrial Hemp

Audio: Missouri Senate Ag Committee Chair optimistic about industrial hemp legislation

The Missouri House Agriculture Policy Committee has approved Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Brian Munzlinger’s legislation that would create an industrial hemp pilot program in Missouri. Tuesday’s bipartisan vote was 11-2, and the Williamstown Republican tells Missourinet he’s optimistic.     Munzlinger is referring to World War II. Both chambers have already approved industrial hemp bills, […]

Industrial Hemp

Audio: Missouri Senate Agriculture Committee approves the Curtman Industrial Hemp Bill

The Missouri Senate Agriculture Committee has voted 4-1 to approve State Representative Paul Curtman’s industrial hemp bill. The Pacific Republican testifies his legislation is an opportunity to introduce “a brand-new economic footprint” to Missouri.     Curtman’s bill would create a pilot program to allow those licensed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) to […]