Statement on Vote Recount of Constitutional Amendment #1 from Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst
Missouri family farmers and consumers are the winners of the recount validating the passage of Constitutional Amendment #1, the farming rights amendment.
Statement on U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Block the EPA's "Waters of the U.S." Rulemaking from Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst
We appreciate the bipartisan vote by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rulemaking.
Statement on Amendment #1 from Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst
Thanks to the thousands of Missouri family farmers who made this victory possible. In my 35 years of involvement with FB, I’ve never, ever, seen this much enthusiasm and work from our members. We’ve always prided ourselves on being a grassroots organization, and tonight we celebrate what true grassroots participation can accomplish.
Statement from Mo. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder Regarding his Support of Amendment #1
"I support passage of Amendment 1 on Tuesday's ballot. This measure provides vital protection for Missouri farm families and agriculture, our state's leading industry. The Right to Farm Amendment will benefit all farms, especially smaller, family operations, which increasingly face threats to their way of life from ballot initiatives brought by fringe animal rights groups from outside Missouri. I encourage everyone to vote yes on Amendment 1 for the sake of Missouri farm families." -- Peter Kinder, Missouri Lieutenant Governor
Statement from MFB President Blake Hurst Concerning Broad Bipartisan Support of Amendment #1
We are pleased today to add the names of Lt. Governor Peter Kinder and U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner to the list of state and national elected officials supporting Amendment #1, the Farming Rights Amendment.
An Experience Only Agriculture Can Provide
Fall is a perfect time to learn about agriculture. Harvest is in full swing and farmers are bringing the last fruits and vegetables of the summer season to farmers’ markets, while some farmers are getting ready to host guests looking for an experience only agriculture can provide.
More Women in Agriculture
More and more women are taking on leading roles in the agriculture industry. Some might find it surprising, but over the past 10 years the presence of women in agriculture has increased significantly, with a 21 percent rise in the number of female principal farm operators.
Why We're Saying 'That's Enough' -- #DitchTheRule
Have you ever been asked to do something and before you could think about it you said yes? My husband and I were in that position recently.
Stories that Need to be Told
With Missouri Farm Bureau’s impending centennial anniversary on March 24, 2015, I had an opportunity this summer to work on a project no Farm Bureau intern or staff has embarked on before me — I was tasked, in part, with telling the storied history of Missouri Farm Bureau’s first 100 years.
Growing as a Family Growing as a Family
The hundreds of families who purchase fruit and vegetables from Buckeye Acres see proof the family farm is alive and well when they meet owners Buck and Heather Counts.
Beyond the Hype Beyond the Hype
Navigating the aisles at the grocery store is something most, if not all, of us have done many times. Product packaging beckons “buy me” in the best ways marketers can muster in the seconds-long interval they have to catch a shopper’s attention. Packaging touts “all natural,” “organic,” “free-range,” “hormone-free” and more in the quest to appeal to consumers’ emotion, ethics and pocketbook.
A Healthy Balance A Healthy Balance
Cara Riekhof is a busy mom. She is no different from millions of other grocery shoppers who want healthy food choices on a budget. Although her family has cows and raises calves, she buys her meat at the grocery store. When it comes to food safety and the use of antibiotics in livestock, Riekhof understands both sides of the grocery cart. She and other consumers want to know more about antibiotic use in livestock grown for food.

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