Lieutenant Governor Parson launched the Buy Missouri campaign this week, which aims to encourage Missourians to buy products made in the state.
So far, five companies have joined: Quaker Windows and Doors, Diamond Pet Food, Burgers’ Smokehouse, Hammons Products Company and Central Missouri Meat and Sausage.
A promotional video says the main goals of the statewide campaign are to recognize and promote Missouri companies and manufacturers to the public and to strengthen the state’s economy.
The companies’ products will be labeled by their grocery retailer with a sticker that says “Buy MO!”
Brian Hammons, owner of the Hammons Products Company, which specializes in black walnuts, explains the impact that this campaign will have on the state’s agriculture industry.
“We understand how helpful it is to be connected with a state program that emphasizes buying Missouri products,” Hammons said.
Steven Burger, owner of Burgers’ Smokehouse, said the campaign could have a substantial impact on the state.
“I hope that the grocery retailers around the state of Missouri get behind the program, and if they do, I think that it will benefit Missouri producers around the state,” Burger said.