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MOFB Statement Regarding the Request to Release CRP Acreage

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:

MOFB Statement Regarding the Grain Belt Express

MOFB President Blake Hurst made the following statement in reaction to today’s ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court on Clean Line Energy’s Grain Belt Express project:

MOFB Statement Regarding the Senate’s Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement upon the U.S. Senate’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill:

“The Senate approved their version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 86 -11. Missouri Farm Bureau supported passage of the bill and appreciated Senator Roy Blunt and Senator Claire McCaskill voting to approve the measure. We were pleased to see it move through the Senate with no harmful cuts to crop insurance or farm programs. We now look to the conference committee to work out the differences between the House and Senate version, and continue to be hopeful that a final agreement will be reached well in advance of the September 30th expiration of the current bill. As farmers in Missouri face low prices for their products and uncertainty surrounding trade, it is refreshing to see Congress move forward on legislation that will truly make a difference in the lives of rural Americans.”

MOFB Statement Regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the 2018 farm bill:

“Farming is unpredictable, and the huge costs of doing business can be lost in a single storm or lack thereof. The farm bill has helped farmers manage these risks for decades so we can survive the bad years and continue to feed, clothe and fuel the world.

MOFB Statement Regarding Mike Kehoe's Appointment as Lieutenant Governor

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement regarding Mike Kehoe's appointment as Lieutenant Governor:

"Mike Kehoe is a proven leader for Missouri. He is a farmer himself and a long-term friend of Farm Bureau. His understanding of transportation and infrastructure issues will be especially valuable to the people of rural Missouri in his new role as Lieutenant Governor. We congratulate him on his appointment and look forward to working with him and the rest of the Parson Administration."

Drive to Feed Kids Gearing Up at Missouri State Fair Drive to Feed Kids Gearing Up at Missouri State Fair

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.

Drought Making Hay Prices Skyrocket Across Missouri Drought Making Hay Prices Skyrocket Across Missouri

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.

Grilling Season More Affordable for Missourians This Year Grilling Season More Affordable for Missourians This Year

Grilling season started early this year with above average temperatures and lower meat costs!  The early summer means families started to enjoy hot-off-the-grill foods much earlier than normal and at affordable prices.

Farm Bill Making Progress in Congress Farm Bill Making Progress in Congress

After months of negotiations, hearings, debate, partisan wrangling and general exasperation, the farm bill has only one more hurdle to clear before heading to President Trump’s desk. On Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Senate approved its version of the bill with an overwhelming 86-11 vote. This comes on the heels of the House’s much more divisive 213-211 squeaker the week before.

Elk Farmers in the Crosshairs- Regulatory Control of Elk Up to the Courts Elk Farmers in the Crosshairs- Regulatory Control of Elk Up to the Courts
It was a cold December day, but the elk on Bill Mayes’ farm didn’t seem to mind. Classified as livestock in Missouri, Mayes’ captive elk are hardier than beef cows and easily handle Missouri’s frigid winter cold snaps. A long-time cattleman, Mayes and his wife, Susan, raised deer for several years before switching to elk two years ago. He likes the temperament of elk better and is simply drawn to the majestic beauty of fully grown bull elk with full horns.
O' Christmas Tree - Starr Pines Farm Caters to Tradition O' Christmas Tree - Starr Pines Farm Caters to Tradition
It’s a chilly December day. Christmas is near and the time-worn tradition of cutting the family Christmas tree has finally arrived.This tradition plays out across the country from Thanksgiving Day all the way up to Christmas Eve. For many families, it is the one time a year they visit a farm. Christmas tree growers like Wayne and Ann Harmon make that experience as enjoyable as possible. Folks love their Christmas traditions, but they also enjoy learning about agriculture.
Taking the Reins Taking the Reins
Clarissa Cauthorn is not new to the Farm Bureau world, but she does have a new title, Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee Chair. 




 

 
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