missouri department of agriculture http://kbia.org en Rep. Guernsey drops hostile workplace hearing http://kbia.org/post/rep-guernsey-drops-hostile-workplace-hearing <p>Republican House leaders had pledged an investigation after allegations of a hostile workplace were made against the directors of Missouri's agriculture and labor departments, b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut that now appears unlikely to happen.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:24:11 +0000 The Associated Press 47316 at http://kbia.org Rep. Guernsey drops hostile workplace hearing Speaker Jones creates committee to investigate Dept. of Agriculture http://kbia.org/post/speaker-jones-creates-committee-investigate-dept-agriculture <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones has announced membership for a committee tasked with investigating allegations of a hostile work environment in the Department of Agriculture.</p><p>The 15-member committee will have 10 Republicans and five Democrats. It is led by Republican Casey Guernsey, of Bethany, and the vice chairman will be Stanley Cox, of Sedalia.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:35:35 +0000 Associated Press 44100 at http://kbia.org Speaker Jones creates committee to investigate Dept. of Agriculture New Mo. House panel to probe agriculture agency http://kbia.org/post/new-mo-house-panel-probe-agriculture-agency <p>A new Missouri House committee will look into allegations of a hostile work environment in the Department of Agriculture.</p><p>House Speaker Tim Jones said Tuesday he is "deeply concerned" about the allegations against former Agriculture Director Jon Hagler. He says the new investigatory committee will be led by Rep. Casey Guernsey, a Republican from Bethany.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon replaced Hagler as department director Oct. 11. That was one day after a high-ranking department employee resigned while distributing a letter alleging Hagler created an atmosphere of intimidation and fear.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:12:52 +0000 Person: Associated Press 43306 at http://kbia.org New Mo. House panel to probe agriculture agency Mo. agriculture director defends departure http://kbia.org/post/mo-agriculture-director-defends-departure <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The former director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture is denying allegations that he created a hostile workplace.</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:50:04 +0000 Associated Press 43195 at http://kbia.org Mo. agriculture director defends departure Mo. House panel to look into hostility claims http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-look-hostility-claims <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's&nbsp;Republican House leader wants a legislative hearing on allegations of a hostile workplace in parts of Democratic </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon's administration.</span></p><p>House Speaker Tim Jones said Friday that he has asked the House Government Oversight and Accountability Committee to convene a hearing on the issue. That comes after former employees in the departments of agriculture and labor recently went public with assertions of intimidation and discrimination by former department directors.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:37:04 +0000 Associated Press 43125 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel to look into hostility claims Deputy director replaced at Mo. Agriculture Dept. http://kbia.org/post/deputy-director-replaced-mo-agriculture-dept <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">More personnel changes are being made at the&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Department of&nbsp;<font color="red">Agriculture</font>.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:20:21 +0000 Associated Press 42324 at http://kbia.org Hagler replaced as director Mo. agriculture agency http://kbia.org/post/hagler-replaced-director-mo-agriculture-agency <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon has replaced the director of the&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;Department of Agriculture.</p><p>Nixon announced Friday that department director Jon Hagler had been replaced effective immediately.</p><p>The governor&#39;s announcement offered no explanation. But the change comes one day after the department&#39;s associate director for meat and poultry inspection distributed a letter saying she was resigning because of a hostile and disrespectful work environment.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:57:09 +0000 Associated Press 41997 at http://kbia.org Hagler replaced as director Mo. agriculture agency Sale of E-15 gas rejected -- for now http://kbia.org/post/sale-e-15-gas-rejected-now <p>Missouri gas stations will not be selling E-15 anytime soon.</p><p>A joint House-Senate committee voted Wednesday to reject a rule change sought by the State Agriculture Department that would have allowed sales of fuel containing 15 percent ethanol. Republican Senator Eric Schmitt of St. Louis County chairs the committee and said its vote had nothing to do with its opinion on increasing ethanol use in Missouri.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:18:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 41870 at http://kbia.org Sale of E-15 gas rejected -- for now Proposed Mo. rule allowing more ethanol in gas faces challenge http://kbia.org/post/proposed-mo-rule-allowing-more-ethanol-gas-faces-challenge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers are weighing a challenge to a proposed rule that could allow greater amounts of&nbsp;<font color="red">ethanol</font>&nbsp;in gasoline.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:54:35 +0000 Associated Press 41686 at http://kbia.org Proposed Mo. rule allowing more ethanol in gas faces challenge Statewide quarantine for ash wood products grows http://kbia.org/post/statewide-quarantine-ash-wood-products-grows <p></p><p>The expansion of the tree-killing emerald ash borer into new areas means ash wood can now be transported freely within Missouri. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:13:18 +0000 Associated Press 41346 at http://kbia.org Statewide quarantine for ash wood products grows Mo. department of agriculture warns against spread of pine shoot beetles http://kbia.org/post/mo-department-agriculture-warns-against-spread-pine-shoot-beetles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Department of Agriculture has announced an expansion of a quarantine area on pine products to Adair and Clark counties. The quarantine prohibits the distribution of pine products as an attempt to reduce the spread of the Pine Shoot Beetles. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:07:21 +0000 Rickelle Pimentel 35217 at http://kbia.org Mo. department of agriculture warns against spread of pine shoot beetles Various Mo. state fees may increase http://kbia.org/post/various-mo-state-fees-may-increase <p>Missouri's Republican-led Legislature put a priority on cutting taxes this year. But the same lawmakers who passed a $700 million income tax cut also approved numerous little-known fee increases.</p><p>One of those measures could increase fees on driver's licenses and vehicle registrations, costing Missourians almost $22 million annually. Another bill would impose fees on mailed-in speeding traffic tickets, affecting an estimated 170,000 cases annually.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:26:48 +0000 Associated Press 35177 at http://kbia.org Various Mo. state fees may increase New licensing rules ease requirements for farmers market egg vendors http://kbia.org/post/new-licensing-rules-ease-requirements-farmers-market-egg-vendors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Department of Agriculture says it has lessened licensing requirements for farmers' market merchants and roadside vendors selling eggs more directly to consumers.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:57:06 +0000 Associated Press 34432 at http://kbia.org New licensing rules ease requirements for farmers market egg vendors National Pork Month is on the horizon http://kbia.org/post/national-pork-month-horizon <p></p><p>October is National Pork Month, but Missouri has already begun its celebrations. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:15:12 +0000 Erica VandenHouten 21764 at http://kbia.org MO Department of Agriculture Awards Grant to Local Businesses http://kbia.org/post/mo-department-agriculture-awards-grant-local-businesses <p>The Missouri Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $1 million in grants to local agricultural businesses. The funding will help businesses conduct studies to find the best way to turn by-products into more valuable end-products. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:12:49 +0000 2413 at http://kbia.org