New state program aims to put more pounds on Missouri cattle industry

New state program aims to put more pounds on Missouri cattle industry

Ann Pierceall

Herald-Whig

A new program designed to beef up the cattle industry in Missouri is expected to start soon after the first of the year.

Proposed guidelines for the new Quality Beef Tax Credit Program for Missouri cattlemen have been drafted and await final approval by the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Authority.

Tony Stafford, executive director of the authority, and his staff have been working on the guidelines since Gov. Matt Blunt made them part of the state’s economic development bill in September.

“The intent of the program is to increase the amount of beef production in the state,” Stafford said.

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