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Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) applauds today’s (May 25, 2023) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Sackett v. EPA. The Court took a crucial step forward by doing away with the flawed significant … more
COLUMBIA — Missouri faces the largest shortage of behavioral health care providers in the U.S. Each of Missouri’s 99 rural counties is a designated Mental Health Professional … more
How many weeks until summer vacation? If you have a student in your family, I bet they’re quick to answer. High school seniors are counting down the days until graduation, and soon-to-be … more
Hello Missouri! It’s a greeting I’ve uttered to myself for 10 years, each time I cross the Mississippi River headed home to Texas County. Today, I share that greeting from within our … more
COLUMBIA — You can help guide broadband development efforts in your community by completing a short, anonymous online survey for the Missouri Office of Broadband Development. The survey, … more
Tax Freedom Day this year is April 18. The day marks when the nation has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state and local taxes and … more
Jefferson City — One week after more than 500 parents and child advocates visited the State Capitol for Child Advocacy Day, the Missouri House of Representatives, in late March, passed historic … more
“Because that’s how it’s always been done” is a terrible phrase. Everything about it goes against the grain of improving upon the work for which we are responsible. … more
To the Editor: A small, bespectacled journalist and commentator with a lifelong history of Democratic affiliation, Mark Shields, had a pet expression about his own party, “Democrats … more
Farm Bureau hosts or promotes many noteworthy events throughout the year. Watching nearly 100 tractors cruise in a single file line along county roads in northwest Missouri is always a sight to … more
According to the USDA, 17 percent of principal farm operators plan to retire in the next five years. Another 53 percent of operators do not plan to retire and 30 percent don’t know. … more
ST. JAMES — Three of the Meramec Region’s state representatives discussed the region’s state priorities for 2023 with the board of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) … more
Roadways are a vital component of infrastructure in the United States. The vast majority of goods are transported by truck, highlighting the economy’s need for reliable roadways to connect … more
In 1988, Lamb Chop’s Sing-Along, Play-Along unveiled a four-line chorus, and just by those few words alone, you might already be experiencing hives, a rash or eye twitching from the memories … more
I don’t remember when it first occurred to me after arriving in Washington many years ago that at its heart, being a member of Congress meant never being entirely satisfied. And that this … more
The 2023 Missouri Legislative Session is underway and legislators have been back in Jefferson City since Jan. 4. Every year brings a new opportunity to address items that matter to our members and … more
As Congress and many state legislatures get under way for the year, there are lots of new lawmakers out there starting to learn the ropes. It’s an exhilarating, exhausting time, and … more
The 118th Congress convened Jan. 3, and while it’s impossible to know in advance what it will or won’t accomplish, it’s a fair bet there will be drama. With the GOP taking … more
In a state where agriculture is the No. 1 industry, Missouri can be a powerful leader in making sure every Missourian is food secure. At its core, food security means no child goes to bed hungry and … more
There are any number of takeaways one can glean from the recent midterm elections. But one that should be getting more attention is that the public is sick and tired of bitter bickering and … more
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