WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is launching her Missouri Agriculture Tour—a series of visits to farms, ranches, research facilities, and energy producers across the state that help make up Missouri’s vibrant agriculture economy.

Beginning Monday, McCaskill will hear directly from a wide variety of producers, ranchers, and businesses on Missouri’s agriculture needs and discuss upcoming priorities for Congress on issues affecting Missouri agriculture.

McCaskill will hold events in towns and cities including: St. Louis, Washington, Palmyra, Laddonia, Mexico, Centralia, Columbia, Kennett, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Mountain Grove, Springfield, and Purdy. Additional details for each of McCaskill’s events will be announced in advance.

“For me, there’s no better way to tackle issues affecting Missouri’s farmers, ranchers, and businesses than by hearing from them directly,” McCaskill said. “I’m looking forward to listening to folks from a variety of industries in all corners of the state—on how we in Congress can better advocate for the important priorities that will help them grow their businesses and expand job opportunities. Missouri producers—from rice, to cattle, to eggs—have a lot to offer at home and abroad, and we’ve got to ensure we’re giving them the best tools to do so.”

McCaskill is a longtime advocate for ensuring Missouri's farmers and ranchers have the resources they need to succeed, and for preventing unreasonable rules and regulations on producers.

(Courtesy of Senator McCaskill's Public Relations)