Tag Archives: Missouri Department of Agriculture

Director of Agriculture Approves Beef Referendum

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce today approved the petition to conduct a referendum of Missouri cattle producers, pursuant to section 275.352 RSMo as amended, to establish a $1.00 per head state beef checkoff assessment. Cattle producers will now vote for or against the establishment of the state checkoff. The director hosted a […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium Has Something For Everyone

Sure, the Missouri Livestock Symposium is known for its outstanding programs for horse, beef cattle, forage, sheep, meat goat, and stock dog owners and producers.  But according to Garry L. Mathes, Missouri Livestock Symposium committee chair, the Symposium has much more. The annual Missouri Livestock Symposium will be held Friday and Saturday, December 4 & […]

MoDOT to Allow Overweight Loads of Grain

JEFFERSON CITY – Recent heavy rains are hampering farmers’ efforts to harvest a bumper grain crop. As muddy fields dry, Missourians must race to draw grain from the fields and get it to market. At the request of Richard Fordyce, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced that Missouri […]