department of agriculture http://kbia.org en 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 12 Mo. counties eligible for disaster assistance http://kbia.org/post/12-mo-counties-eligible-disaster-assistance <p>Farmers in a dozen Missouri counties could be eligible for emergency loans through the U.S. Agriculture Department for damage from severe spring weather.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:19:39 +0000 Associated Press 34870 at http://kbia.org 12 Mo. counties eligible for disaster assistance Mo. wineries bloom over past decade http://kbia.org/post/mo-wineries-bloom-over-past-decade <p>A University of Missouri researcher says the number of wineries in the state more than tripled over the past decade. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:10:02 +0000 Associated Press & associate 25901 at http://kbia.org Mo. wineries bloom over past decade