Missouri’s governor is calling on state lawmakers to approve key agricultural tax credits, noting agriculture is the state’s top industry. Governor Mike Parson emphasized the issue during his recent State of the State Address in Jefferson City.
“For Missouri agriculture to remain strong, we must prioritize the extension of critical agricultural tax credits that support Missouri farmers and ranchers, ag-businesses and value-added products,” Parson says.
Governor Mike Parson says Missouri farmers helped the Show-Me State avoid hardships experienced in other states involving food supply chain issues. Missouri has about 100-thousand farms.
He’s pushing ethanol and other farm-related tax credits that will be voted on Tuesday by the Missouri House Agriculture Policy Committee
Meantime, the FFA chapter of a small mid-Missouri high school has been recognized as the 2021 National FFA Chapter of the Year. Paris, which is east of Moberly, is the county seat of Monroe County.
Governor Parson recognized Paris’ FFA chapter during his State of the State.
“Out of the nearly 9,000 (FFA) chapters nationwide, we are proud to be home to the National FFA Chapter of the year and even prouder of the Paris students. Would members of the Paris FFA, please stand to be recognized,” says Parson.
The National FFA chapter of the year is the highest award a chapter can earn in the United States. Paris is a farming town of about 1,400. The governor is pledging that agriculture will always remain a top priority of his administration.
The Paris FFA chapter received a bipartisan standing ovation from Missouri lawmakers at the Capitol.