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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
One of my fondest memories with Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) goes back to my early years as a Youth Ambassador. Our local county board of directors invited me to join them during “Thank a … more
Valentine’s Day may be a few days behind us, but love is still in the air. That includes today’s popular love story between mega pop star Taylor Swift and Kansas City superstar … more
Each January, voting delegates from all around the country gather at American Farm Bureau’s (AFBF) Annual Convention. Appropriately themed “New Frontiers,” this year’s … more
In 2022, the United States imported 3.4 billion pounds of boxed beef and 1.6 million live cattle. Through August 2023 the U.S. imported 20% more beef than we exported. Meatpackers and traders … more
Next week, thousands of Farm Bureau members will be in Salt Lake City for the 105th American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Much like our own state annual meeting, contests will be held, county and … more
Missouri Farm Bureau wrapped up another great Annual Meeting in December, and this year’s theme focused on our organization being “Guided by Tradition.” One of those annual … 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
Shrouded in hypocrisy, entangled by complexity and ensnarled in a battle for control, the abortion issue will be a real test of the structure of our democratic form of government. Will there be … 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
JEFFERSON CITY — This past week’s cool temperatures are a reminder that winter — and the snow, sleet and ice that come along with it — is just around the corner. To help … 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
Once upon a time there was a Republican Party that was identifiable and recognizable by its policy positions and political principles. Whether at the state or national level, what defines the … 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
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