Insect Threat to Missouri’s Ash Trees Expanding, Survey Underway

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One of the top threats to Missouri's hundreds of thousands of ash trees has extended its reach beyond the existing quarantine area. The Emerald Ash Borer has killed more than 50 million U.S. ash trees in the last 10 years and researchers have now found signs of the invasive insect near Kansas City as well as signs of an expanding population in...

Bake Some Memories at the First Lady’s Pie Contest at the...

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A time honored tradition celebrating family recipes and promoting Missouri agriculture, the First Lady's Pie Contest will be held on Aug. 16 at the Missouri State Fair and hosted by Missouri's First Lady Georganne Nixon....

Dept. of Agriculture Names 2012 Farmers’ Market Champions

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture recently announced the Greater Springfield Farmers' Market's Harvest on Wheels program as 2012 Champions of the Year....

Update: Russellville Locker Resumes Operations

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Inspection Program announced today that operations have resumed at the Russellville Locker. The business requested a re-inspection Friday evening, at which time the violations identified July 19 had been addressed. As a result, the custom exempt processing permissions for the facility...

MoDOT Waives Fee for Moving Wide Hay Loads

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Severe weather throughout Missouri and surrounding states has prompted a special hauling permit to help farmers move hay as needed for livestock. The permit will allow for the movement of wider loads through Dec. 31 of this year. At the Department of Agriculture's request, the Missouri Department of Transportation is waiving the fee for blanket...

Dept. of Agriculture to Name Farmers’ Market Champions for 2012

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture will honor a group of volunteers from the Greater Springfield Farmers' Market as 2012 Champions of the Year for their work to connect Greene County residents in need with fresh produce from the farmers' market. Missouri's Director of Agriculture, Dr. Jon Hagler, will present the award during Saturday's...

Following Inspection, Agriculture Officials Suspend Exempt Status of Russellville Locker

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Inspection Program has temporarily halted custom exempt processing operations at Russellville Locker....

Independence Animal Services Receives $2,000 Grant for Spay and Neuter Program

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture today recognized Independence Animal Services for their efforts to provide low cost spay and neuter services pet owners in Jackson County. Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler presented Jennifer Polston of Independence Animal Services a $2,000 grant from the Missouri Pet Spay and Neuter program....

Sedalia’s animalF.A.I.R. Group Receives $2,000 Grant for Spay and Neuter Services

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture today recognized the Foundation for Animals in Risk (animalF.A.I.R.) for their efforts to provide low cost spay and neuter services. Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler presented Delinda Beneke, volunteer coordinator for animalF.A.I.R. a $2,000 grant from the Missouri Pet Spay and Neuter program....

Warrensburg Animal Shelter Receives $2,000 Grant for Spay and Neuter Services

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture today recognized the City of Warrensburg Animal Shelter for their efforts to provide low cost spay and neuter services for adopted animals. Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler presented Sarah Jacob of the City of Warrensburg Animal Shelter a $2,000 grant from the Missouri Pet Spay and Neuter program....
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