Ag conference to highlight Missouri River issues

In this June 9, 2011 file photo, water runs down the spillway at the Fort Randall dam in Pickstown, S.D. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Devin Wagner)

In this June 9, 2011 file photo, water runs down the spillway at the Fort Randall dam in Pickstown, S.D. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Devin Wagner) Photo by The Associated Press.

River flooding will be one of the hottest topics during the upcoming Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture.

The conference is planned for Jan. 19-21 in Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Agriculture says the event will feature more than 40 state and national speakers.

One of the highlights will be a Jan. 21 panel discussion about the future of agriculture along the state's rivers.

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst will lead the discussion. Also participating will be officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association, the Missouri Farmers Union and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council.

Afterward, officials with the Environmental Protection Agency will talk about current regulations and recommendations. Participants also will learn about agriculture research, international trade and animal health issues.

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Conference details, registration

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