We are pleased the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Secretary Perdue’s background in production agriculture will serve him well in his new position. Secretary Perdue faces many challenges ahead, including low commodity prices, proposed cuts in farm programs and uncertainty in future U.S. trade policies. There are great opportunities as well, as the USDA works to improve rural broadband, helps to write a new farm bill that is beneficial to both producers and consumers, and plays a prominent role in our continuing conversation about food and modern technologies. We wish him the best of success and pledge to work with him in whatever way possible to improve U.S. agriculture.
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We had a great time with Missouri educators at our annual Ag in the Classroom conference yesterday! We're already making plans for next year, so thank you to all who attended and help organize this year's event! #MOedchat #MOagriculture #MOag #SpeakAg #education #AITC
The treat trolley is making its way through our home office today helping raise funds for our great friends at @unitedwaycemo! We are so grateful to partner once again with such a fantastic organization. Looking good, @JGarrettHawkins & Bridget!
"Missouri is blessed with hundreds of opportunities statewide to get both kids and adults outside to use their imaginations and learn about almost anything through our robust agritourism industry." - @JGarrettHawkins
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Missouri Agritourism Provides Year-Round Possibilities
We’re nearing that point of summer when the dreaded words start to slip out of kids’ mouths all over the country: “I’m bored!&...