Jon Hagler

Mo. Dept. of Agriculture
9:30 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Fordyce Named Director Of State Dept. Of Agriculture

Richard Fordyce, named new Dir. of the Mo. Dept. of Agriculture on Dec. 19, 2013.
Office of Gov. Jay Nixon

Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new director for Missouri's Department of Agriculture.

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.

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Mo. Dept. of Agriculture
5:12 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

State House Cmte. Created To Investigate Allegations At Mo. Dept. Of Agriculture

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

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.

The committee's formation comes weeks after the announced resignation of former Agriculture Director Jon Hagler, and follows the release of a letter by a former Agriculture department employee who accused Hagler of creating a hostile work place.  The committee will be chaired by State Representative Casey Guernsey (R, Bethany).

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State Government
3:47 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Mo. House Committee To Investigate Workplace Environment Under Nixon Appointees

A Mo. House member is sponsoring legislation to restrict vasectomies
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A Missouri state House committee has agreed to hold hearings on reports that some of Gov. Jay Nixon's department heads created hostile work environments for their employees.

The announcement from Republican House speaker Tim Jones of Eureka came the same week that Gracia Backer, the former head of the state's Division of Employment Security, alleged that she was fired from her job for raising concerns about discrimination in her department.

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Dog breeder rules
6:28 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

New dog breeder rules finalized by Mo. Dept. of Agriculture

(Photo by: Hamed Saber, Flickr Creative Commons)

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has finalized the first set of new rules for dog breeders in Missouri, which go into effect January first.

They're the result of a compromise reached earlier this year between Governor Jay Nixon (D) and Republican lawmakers.

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