MO-AG supports fee increase bill

The Missouri Agribusiness Association (MO-AG) is pleased with a bill introduced this session (HB 588) to increase pesticide registration and some other agriculture fees.

Mo-Ag director Steve Taylor tells Brownfield they worked with the Ag Department and a task force last year to improve last year’s proposed legislation, “For some years now, the department receives less and less general revenue and it’s just a sad fact it’s more dependent on fees.”

Taylor says the proposed fee increases are reasonable, “What we wanted, and I think what’s in this bill, is that every program pays for itself.”

Taylor says some of the ag user fees have not been increased since 1972.

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