Missouri Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Agriculture


A cancellation order has been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency for three dicamba herbicides, and the Missouri Department of Agriculture is following the EPA guidelines.


The order was made on June 8, and applies to Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax. This follows a verdict from the 9th US circuit court outlawing dicamba nationwide on June 3rd. 


Thirty high school sophomores were recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. The students will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture.  The Department is exploring virtual avenues for professional and leadership development.

Missouri Department of Agriculture

A microbe responsible for the sweeping death of oak trees along the west coast has been detected in over 2,000 rhododendron plants shipped to various retail nurseries throughout Missouri. 

Phytopthera ramorum, commonly known as “Sudden Oak Death,” was first detected in California in 1995 and is under federal quarantine. It hasn’t yet established itself in the Midwest, but the Missouri Department of Agriculture, with the help of the USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service, has already removed potential host plants from shelves or had them destroyed. 

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced yesterday it will not pursue Special Local Needs (24c) labels for Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax for 2019’s growing season. This follows a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the registration of the three Dicamba products for another two years with some special provisions and safeguards.


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Yesterday, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced 16 new initiatives under their MORE Strategic Vision. The platform is aimed at looking for ways to improve issues communities face throughout Missouri with opportunities through agriculture. We spoke to MDA state director, Chris Chinn, on these new initiatives and how they might improve communities here in southeast Missouri.