Missouri Department of Agriculture http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fordyce Named Director Of State Dept. Of Agriculture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fordyce-named-director-state-dept-agriculture <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new director for Missouri's Department of Agriculture.</p><p>Nixon has appointed Richard Fordyce of Bethany to take over the state agency immediately. Harry Bozoian, who has served as acting director, has been named deputy director.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 03:30:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32428 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fordyce Named Director Of State Dept. Of Agriculture State House Cmte. Created To Investigate Allegations At Mo. Dept. Of Agriculture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-house-cmte-created-investigate-allegations-mo-dept-agriculture <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) has announced the formation of another investigative committee, this time to look into allegations of a hostile work environment at the state Department of Agriculture.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:12:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31195 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State House Cmte. Created To Investigate Allegations At Mo. Dept. Of Agriculture Rule Change To Allow E-15 Sales In Mo. Rejected By Joint Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rule-change-allow-e-15-sales-mo-rejected-joint-committee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed rule change that would have allowed more ethanol to be blended into gasoline sold in Missouri has been shot down by a joint legislative committee.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:49:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30544 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rule Change To Allow E-15 Sales In Mo. Rejected By Joint Committee New Missouri initiative looks to create buzz about bees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-missouri-initiative-looks-create-buzz-about-bees <p><a href="http://mda.mo.gov/">The Missouri Department of Agriculture</a> is launching a new initiative to try to create some buzz about bees.</p><p>Agriculture Director Jon Hagler says &ldquo;<a href="http://agrimissouri.com/the-great-missouri-buzz-off/">The Great Missouri Buzz Off</a>&rdquo; aims to educate Missourians about bees and beekeeping.</p><p>&ldquo;Whether it be honeybees, or native bees, they&rsquo;re so vital to our agriculture&rsquo;s success, and to our horticulture&rsquo;s success, and we have such amazing resources here in our state,&rdquo; Hagler said.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 20:43:33 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 3682 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Missouri initiative looks to create buzz about bees