Missouri Hospital Association

Missouri hospitals’ community benefit exceeded $3.3 billion In 2017

New data from the Missouri Hospital Association reveals that in 2017, the state’s hospitals provided more than $1.4 billion in uncompensated care and exceeded $3.3 billion in total community benefit — record totals for both categories. The report and hospital-specific data are available on the association’s consumer data site, FocusOnHospitals.com. “Hospitals are committed to building […]

Missouri Department of Insurance

Over $16 million returned to Missouri consumers with the assistance of the Missouri Department of Insurance

Missouri consumers received an additional $16.2 million from their insurance companies in 2018, thanks to the work of the department’s Consumer Affairs Division and Market Conduct Section.  “One of our primary responsibilities is to protect Missouri consumers and ensure they are treated fairly by insurance companies,” said Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of […]

Immigration

Audio: Missouri Congressman says legal immigration process is too lengthy and difficult

President Trump and many Congressional Democrats continue to clash about border security funding with no end in sight to the government shutdown. East-central Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says the legal immigration system is too lengthy and difficult.     Trump will address the nation tonight on television to discuss what he calls a crisis […]

Medical Marijuana

Ballot initiatives on medical marijuana in the November 6th election simplified

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters will see three medical marijuana initiatives on their ballots—Amendment 2, Amendment 3, and proposition C. Voters are permitted to vote “yes” or “no” on each of the ballot measures. You can read the full text of each ballot issue in the November 6 General Election by going to the Missouri […]

Missouri Lottery Website

Audio: Missouri public education wins big in this week’s Mega Millions lottery

Missouri public education wins big in this week’s Mega Millions lottery.  Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this report.     Missourians dished out nearly 36 million dollars to try and win the record 1.5 billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night. About 13.5 million of the ticket sales goes to Missouri’s public education programs. […]

Amaren Missouri

Ameren Missouri files to construct wind generation facility in Atchison County

Union Electric Company, doing business as Ameren Missouri, has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission to establish a wind farm in extreme northwest Missouri. The utility company is seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own and operate an approximate 157-megawatt wind generation facility in Atchison County. Applications to participate […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

FSA announces $86M to be paid to Missouri farms enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage

United States Department of Agriculture Missouri Farm Service Agency Executive Director Brent Hampy has announced that more than 86 million dollars will be paid to Missouri farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for 2017 market downturns. Missouri FSA will also distribute more than 102 million dollars in Conservation Reserve Program […]

Farm News

As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts hurt on-farm prices

Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers. For consumers, this can be good news with lower prices at grocery cases. For producers of beef, pork, chicken, and milk it doesn’t bode so well.  In a mid-year baseline update for livestock and dairy, University of Missouri economist Scott Brown […]