Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement today on President Trump’s proposed Market Facilitation Program:
Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement regarding the $12 billion trade aid package announced yesterday:
Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement regarding the request to release CRP acreage for emergency haying and grazing in drought-affected areas of Missouri:
As more people shift their roots from rural to urban settings, rural areas have been forced to be creative in how to grow their economic opportunities and get people back into the countryside. The past decade has seen an explosion of wineries, “U-Pick” farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, children’s farm activities and all manner of other unique destinations. This burgeoning industry has come to be known as “agritourism.”
Nearly one out of every three children in rural Missouri suffers from food insecurity. While this rate is shockingly high, food insecurity is not an exclusively urban or rural problem. According to the latest data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, there are an estimated 241,830 food-insecure kids in the state of Missouri, or one in five children overall.
The Drought of 2018 is unfortunately only getting worse across Missouri, and the effects are starting to hit livestock producers hard. The July 12 weekly drought report by the United States Drought Monitor shows over two-thirds of Missouri in some level of drought condition. Unfortunately, with the extreme temperatures and high evaporation, ground is drying out much more quickly than some recent spurts of rain can replenish it.
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