Missouri Farm Bureau http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Showdown Looms Over 'Right To Farm' Amendment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/showdown-looms-over-right-farm-amendment <p>Wes Shoemyer was content to ride off into the political sunset.&nbsp;</p><p>The former Democratic state senator lost his re-election bid decisively in 2010. Afterward he told people in Jefferson City that he had a great “consolation prize” – going back to his farm near Monroe County.</p><p>But Shoemyer is leaping back into the fray to fight an amendment making it more difficult to regulate agriculture. And he’s taking on familiar adversaries – some the state’s largest agricultural organizations.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:18:13 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33226 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Showdown Looms Over 'Right To Farm' Amendment Mo. Farm Bureau Eyes Fiscal Cliff At Annual Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-farm-bureau-eyes-fiscal-cliff-annual-meeting-0 <p></p><p>Blake Hurst is president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, and he sounds kind of exhausted when talking about a farm bill that remains stalled in the House Agriculture Ccommittee.&nbsp;</p><p>He says if lawmakers really want to slam the brakes before rolling off fiscal cliff, the farm bill is a pretty good place to start.</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:20:10 +0000 Tim Lloyd 6975 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Farm Bureau Eyes Fiscal Cliff At Annual Meeting Mo. Farm Bureau PAC reaffirms Akin endorsement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-farm-bureau-pac-reaffirms-akin-endorsement <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p>The Missouri Farm Bureau political action committee announced that it's sticking by its endorsement of Congressman Todd Akin as he faces incumbent Claire McCaskill in the race for US Senate.</p><p>In a release to the media, FARM-PAC, made up of trustees from the farm bureaus in every Missouri county, say that they again "overwhelmingly" voted to support Akin.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:39:36 +0000 Kelsey Proud 4567 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Farm Bureau PAC reaffirms Akin endorsement Mo. Farm Bureau reconsidering Akin endorsement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-farm-bureau-reconsidering-akin-endorsement <P><A href="http://www.mofb.org/">Missouri Farm Bureau</A>&nbsp;members are&nbsp;reconsidering&nbsp;their endorsement of Republican <A href="http://www.akin.org/">Todd Akin</A> for U.S. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:04:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4471 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Farm Bureau reconsidering Akin endorsement Mo. Farm Bureau endorses Spence for Governor, Akin for US Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-farm-bureau-endorses-spence-governor-akin-us-senate <p><a href="http://www.spenceforgovernor.com/home/">Dave Spence</a>, the Republican nominee for Governor,&nbsp;has been endorsed by the<a href="http://www.mofb.org/"> Missouri Farm Bureau&rsquo;s </a>regional political action committees.</p><p>Both Spence and Democratic incumbent<a href="http://jaynixon.com/"> Jay Nixon </a>spoke to Farm Bureau members from across the state at a forum in Jefferson City today.&nbsp; Spence told them that his business background will translate well in handling agricultural issues.</p><p>&ldquo;If you want an advocate to stand up to the&nbsp;(<a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/">Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources</a>)&nbsp;and the&nbsp;(<a href="http://epa.gov/">Environmental Protection&nbsp;Agency</a>)&nbsp;and all the crazy regulations that come out of DC by bureaucrats who have no idea what&rsquo;s going on in the real world, I&rsquo;ve got your back,&quot; Spence said. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:45:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4301 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Farm Bureau endorses Spence for Governor, Akin for US Senate Missouri food prices surpass national average, says Farm Bureau http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-food-prices-surpass-national-average-says-farm-bureau <p>If you&#39;ve noticed your grocery bill has gotten higher lately, you&#39;re not imagining things.</p><p>Food prices in Missouri rose in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the <a href="http://www.mofb.org/NewsMedia/Articles.aspx?articleID=225#article">Missouri Farm Bureau&#39;s year-end Marketbasket Survey</a>.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:30:11 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2844 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri food prices surpass national average, says Farm Bureau Army Corps of Engineers criticized for timing of letters to flood-besieged farmers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/army-corps-engineers-criticized-timing-letters-flood-besieged-farmers <p>The <a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/Pages/default.aspx">U.S. Army Corps of Engineers</a> is catching flak for sending out letters to farmers along the flooded <a href="http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/">Missouri River</a>.</p><p>The letters in question&nbsp;are an attempt to gauge farmers&#39;&nbsp;interest in selling their lands to the federal government for wildlife habitat&nbsp;restoration.&nbsp; Farmers in Missouri and Iowa have been receiving the letters. Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:50:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1575 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Army Corps of Engineers criticized for timing of letters to flood-besieged farmers Mixed reactions to MoDOT downsizing decision http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mixed-reactions-modot-downsizing-decision <p><strong>Updated 6:20 am Friday to correct layoff number.</strong></p><p>Wednesday&rsquo;s vote by state highway commissioners to downsize the <a href="http://modot.org/">Missouri Department of Transportation </a>(MoDOT)&nbsp;is meeting with criticism from the state&rsquo;s leading agricultural lobby.</p><p><a href="http://www.mofb.org/">Missouri Farm Bureau </a>officials say the 30-day notice given to the public about the plan was too short to allow for a full examination and for citizen comments. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:24:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1402 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mixed reactions to MoDOT downsizing decision