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A Democratic filibuster of legislation making it harder for Missourians to amend the state constitution through citizen-led initiatives stretched through the night and into its 15th hour Tuesday … more
Agriculture is truly a remarkable industry, weaving together the rhythms of nature with the hard work and dedication of farmers, ranchers and their families. Amidst the idyllic landscapes and the … more
Jefferson City — The Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (Missouri CASA) held “CASA at the Capitol Day” on April 15 at the Missouri Capitol building. A stated … more
Scott Peterson’s latest attempt to have his conviction for the 2002 double murder of his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Conner, overturned have put those heinous crimes back in the … more
The Oxford Dictionary defines a dream as “a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.” Six simple words, yet they hold the potential to ignite innovation, progress and personal … more
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” But for Missouri farmers, taxes are about to become a lot more uncertain. Barring action from … more
Missourians have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to impact how broadband deployment funds will be distributed across our state. For the first time, Missourians can provide on-the-ground … more
A 2022 study by The Sentencing Project revealed that nearly 83,000 Missourians with felony convictions were barred from voting due to felony disenfranchisement. For Missourians with felony … more
Across the country, electric demand is growing and could explode if green goals like electrifying home heating, industry and transportation come to fruition. At the same time, many states, utilities … more
As we prepare for the New Year, we reflect back on the year ending and make hopeful plans for the one just beginning. Perhaps you are like me and make resolutions I may (or may not) manage to … more
We’ve closed the books on the 109th Missouri Farm Bureau annual meeting. As MOFB president, there’s nothing more invigorating than coming together with members to reconnect and set … more
I look back on the year and hope I’ve done my part to make our state a better place to live, work, and play. I know most of you work hard every day for your families and for your community. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s Attorney General warns Missourians to be wary of gift card scam as Christmas approaches. “As we enter the holiday season, I want to educate the … more
Tradition is an iconic word this time of year for good reason. Thanksgiving dinner always starts at the same time, and the same family members gather, often at the same home. In the backyard, … more
Given the feelings of unease that often punctuate our daily lives in many areas, the holiday season provides an opportunity for us not only to celebrate, but to discover lasting meaning that could … more
This week, Indianapolis plays host to nearly 70,000 FFA members from across the country, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These students have worked months, if not years, for the opportunity … more
The afternoon of September 30, 2023, came and went with its fair share of drama, including narrowly avoiding a government shutdown and the subsequent ousting of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. One … more
The summer of 2023 was one to remember for many farm families in Missouri. We’re accustomed to hot dry summers but my own father, who’s farmed “awhile,” says this is the … more
A colossal battle over private property rights is underway in the Heartland, fueled by your tax dollars. If your farm, ranch, or little piece of paradise is relatively flat, chances are the property … more
“With the release of the 2023 WOTUS Rule, the EPA continues to play games with farmers, ranchers and private property owners. In May, the Supreme Court issued a harsh rebuke of EPA but it seems … more
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