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Foreign ag land executive order still in effect in MO

Missouri lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on foreign ag land ownership during the state legislative session that wrapped up last month. Senator Rusty Black from District 12 sponsored a bill that would have modified provisions on foreign ownership of ag land and... Read More.

EPA issues existing stocks order for dicamba

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued an existing stocks order for dicamba, allowing for its limited use in 2024. Ted McKinney, CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, says the organization is pleased with the EPA’s actions. “Farmers, retailers, or anybody... Read More.

Federal Milk Marketing Order hearing concludes

The USDA hearing into the Federal Milk Marketing Order system is over.  Economist Danny Munch with the American Farm Bureau Federation tells Brownfield it took a long time for stakeholders to provide testimony on the many different proposals. “This marked the 49th day... Read More.

Milk federal order hearing to end soon

A dairy economist says the hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Orders that began in August is expected to conclude next week. Chuck Nicholson with the University of Wisconsin tells Brownfield USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service plans to wrap up testimony soon. “What I’ve... Read More.

Foreign ag land executive order gives MO lawmakers more time

The chairman of Missouri Senate’s Agriculture Committee says the governor’s executive order on foreign ag land ownership takes the pressure off lawmakers to reach an agreement quickly this session. Jason Bean tells Brownfield “I think that gives us time to do what’s necessary: meet... Read More.

New executive order in MO bans some foreign ag land purchases

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has signed an executive order to ban China and other foreign adversaries from owning farmland in the state within 10 miles of critical military facilities. Parson says this is a placeholder in case the state legislature can’t agree on updated... Read More.