Report From the 6th District
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The past year has presented many challenges for our state’s business community. From COVID-19, supply chain disruptions and staffing issues, some businesses have had a rough time. That said, … more
A farmer’s work is never really done. Whether it’s raising livestock, harvesting crops, cleaning barns, maintaining equipment or one of the other hundreds of chores that goes into running … more
There’s no question that we live in a digital age. On a daily basis, I’m sure many of us use the internet to keep up with friends, stay current on the day’s events and explore a … more
On Aug. 10, we marked the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. It was on that day all the way back in 1821, that Missouri formally became the 24th state to enter the Union. And what a 200 … more
Over the past year, we’ve seen the power of the internet in our modern world. Whether it was connecting us to work, school, family and friends, or just a bit of entertainment, the internet … more
This past week, I traveled back to Jefferson City for the first special session of 2021. Governor Parson called a special session of the legislature to renew the Federal Reimbursement Allowance … more
As chairman of the Senate’s Agriculture committee, I understand the important role agriculture plays in our state. After all, it’s Missouri’s No. 1 industry, employing nearly 400,000 people and … more
After months of hard work and late nights, the 2021 legislative session is now over. Coming to a close on May 14, lawmakers in the State Capitol were able to pass some important pieces of … more
The end of the 2021 legislative session is fast approaching. With only the remainder of this week of session left, lawmakers are busy trying to get their priorities across the legislative finish … more
This week, the Missouri Senate approved its version of the state’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Composed of 13 appropriations bills, the budget provides funding to a wide range of … more
Missouri is blessed with fertile farmland and hardworking people who know how to put it to good use. According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, our state is home to more than 95,000 … more
The Missouri Senate was back in action this past week and entered the second half of the 2021 legislative session. At this point in session, legislative activity begins to shift from committees to … more
Missouri non-farm payroll employment decreased in February 2021, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development — the result of deteriorating weather conditions.  Some … more
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, many people are taking a renewed interest in their personal health. Just as eating well and staying active is a key component of … more
Police officers have never had an easy job. Every day, these brave individuals — people who are our family, our friends and our neighbors — put their lives on the line to serve and protect our … more
Over the years, I’ve encountered quite a few people who say farming is in their blood. And they mean it. Generation after generation, these Missourians have worked the land as their parents, … more
Thomas Jefferson once described agriculture as “our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.” I can’t help but agree with these … more
So far this year, over 400 pieces of legislation have been filed in the Missouri Senate. These bills cover topics like tax credits, sports wagering, feral hogs and everything in between. Looking … more
As the Missouri General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session gets underway, Missouri Farm Bureau is focusing on issues that have long been foundational to its members’ core philosophy. After a … more
It’s the start of a new year and a new legislative session. On Jan. 6, the First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly began with the swearing-in of recently elected senators. I look … more
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