President of the Missouri Farm Bureau Blake Hurst along with 79 Missouri Farm Bureau members recently returned from Washington DC where he says discussion was pretty focused on budget

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According to Hurst the meetings with legislators also touched on EPA over reach and how the agency could impact the farm sector.

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The group also visited the New Zealand Embassy where trade was the main topic.  According to Hurst there is currently a New Zealand trade deal under negotiation that would benefit the Missouri agriculture industry but he says market share will continue to be lost until the deal is finalized.