Farm Bureau Delivers Comments Calling for EPA to Drop Proposal
On November 14th, Missourians exercised their right to speak out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ attempted power grab under the Clean Water Act (CWA). More than 7,300 comment cards signed by Missouri farmers, landowners and concerned citizens were delivered to the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., marking the end of the public comment period for the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rulemaking.
Statement from Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Regarding Federal Court's Dismissal of Koster's Lawsuit
The court’s dismissal of Attorney General Koster’s lawsuit is a lose-lose proposition for all concerned.
Statement on Constitutional Amendment #3 from Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst
The Missouri Farm Bureau Board of Directors at their most recent board meeting voted to oppose Constitutional Amendment #3 regarding teacher tenure, performance and compensation.
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.
Young American Farmers Brim with Optimism
Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys about 1,000 young farmers and ranchers from across the country. The 22nd annual survey found that 91 percent of young people in agriculture are more optimistic about farming than they were five years ago. An equal percentage say they expect to be lifelong farmers.
Missouri's Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Slightly Higher than National Average
Fall is in the air. Harvest is nearing completion. Thanksgiving is almost here! Thanksgiving brings together family and friends to share a mostly traditional meal and fellowship.
If It Ain't Broke
Farmers are good at fixing things. Often on the farm, the pressures to complete tasks in a timely manner prompt farmers to come up with ingenious ways to accomplish something. Farmers pride themselves in being self-sufficient, self-reliant and able to tackle challenges that pop up more frequently than they'd like.
Scars on their Souls
We are playing taps far too frequently these days for our comrades from World War II, and Korean War vets are also decreasing in numbers. We Vietnam-era vets know we’re next.
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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