Jan 5, 2022
The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the results of an economic contribution study that showed a contribution of nearly $94 billion to the economy and more than one in every 10 jobs is supported by agriculture. Crop production, which includes grains and oil seeds, ranked first in value of sales and Missouri soybean farmers contribute to that category. Not only are soybeans the number one exported crop in Missouri, they are also the number exported row crop in the United States. In this episode, Cliff sits down with Casey Wasser, the Chief Operating Officer at Missouri Soy, to discuss the legislation, the fuel power, and the economic impact that hinges on this little green pod.
Casey oversees the operations of the Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and Foundation for Soy Innovation. He leads the Association’s policy work in addition to serving as the COO. Casey has served as the director of policy for the Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council since 2016. During that time, he spearheaded the effort to facilitate repayment of the Missouri Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund. He also worked with the Association on policies including proposed increases to farm regulations, land value assessments, and proposed taxes on disaster payments. Prior to joining the team at Missouri Soybean, Casey served as the legislative liaison for the Missouri Department of Revenue. Casey resides in his hometown of California, Missouri with his wife, Brooklyn, and two children, Boden and Calyn.
Listen in to learn how helping Missouri agriculture flourish leads to an increase in tax revenue that supports the whole state.
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