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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
Twelve months ago, I wrote a short column about Christmas and the spirit of giving in a troublesome year. It seems that message is as relevant as ever. In 2019, our community faced damaging … more
We’re getting to that point in the year when gifts are being bought, wrapped in festive paper and bows and placed under the Christmas tree. If you were anything like me as a child, this was … more
On Dec. 2, the Missouri Senate passed a $1.27 billion supplemental budget as part of a second extra session called by the governor to further coronavirus relief efforts in our state. The … more
On Dec. 2, the Missouri Senate passed a $1.27 billion supplemental budget as part of a second extra session called by the governor to further coronavirus relief efforts in our state. The … more
Shortly before the November general election, the governor announced that he was calling state lawmakers back to Jefferson City to pass a supplemental budget to help the state in its continued fight … more
Missouri hospitals warned “the wolf is at the door” in a letter to Gov. Mike Parson pleading for him to issue a statewide mask order to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19. Over the past two … more
With everything going on in today’s busy world, it’s never a bad idea to unplug and relax for a bit. As the leaves begin to change and the days get a little cooler, our state’s natural … more
The old saying goes, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” I’d like to add “and probably a firefighter too.” According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2019, a fire … more
Dear Editor: As the general election looms close a lot of people are hoping that their favorite candidates will win. Some will vote a split ticket and others will vote along rigid party lines. … more
To the Editor: Last Tuesday night, on national TV, Donald Trump exposed himself. If that statement of character revelation happens to also suggest an obscene display the crossover is not uncalled … more
I’m a firm believer in America as a land of opportunity. I’m also a firm believer in the opportunities the land provides us. Here in Missouri, agriculture contributes an estimated $88 billion … more
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