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Missouri ag groups favor MDA fee increases

Missouri ag groups favor MDA fee increases

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) says the fees it charges

for some services are not enough to sustain its finances.

“We project the Plant Industries Ag Protection Fund will be unable to cash flow

its needs by Fiscal Year 2020,” Emily LeRoy, Legislative Liaison for the MDA, told

the Missouri House Agriculture Policy Committee.

MDA expenditures, said LeRoy, have exceeded revenue since 2012. The legislative

committee is considering a bill to raise MDA fees.

Continue reading Missouri ag groups favor MDA fee increases at Brownfield Ag News.