Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Edgewood Dairy, a pasture-based dairy farm in Barry County, to sign House Bill 259, the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act; and Senate Bill 12, an omnibus agriculture bill.
“Agriculture is our state’s number one industry and the bills I’m signing today will help to further strengthen this important sector of our economy,” Gov. Nixon said. “Missouri’s dairy industry supports more than 23,000 jobs and contributes $2 billion to our state’s GDP. By supporting our dairy farmers and encouraging more young people to pursue careers in agriculture, the Dairy Revitalization Act will yield tremendous benefits for our rural communities and our entire economy.”
The Governor was joined by Representative Bill Reiboldt (R-Neosho), who sponsored the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act.