Farm News

Farm labor workshops expose complexity of hiring, firing

Major farm management decisions concern capital and labor. Too little attention goes to the labor side of farming, says agricultural economist Joe Horner. To help decision-makers, he plans three University of Missouri Extension workshops across Missouri.  Farm labor management isn’t like the old days when a farmer could hire neighbor boys to help. Also, present-day […]

Prison inmates doing paperwork

Missouri holds 13th annual Prison Reentry Conference

When Missouri hosted its first conference to address how to ease societal impacts when people get out of prison, about 40 people attended. This week, more than 600 people are on hand for the 13th annual, sold-out event.  Conference founder Wendell Kimbrough is the chief executive officer with the Area Resources for Community and Human Services, […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Term-limited southwest Missouri lawmaker reacts to gasoline tax ballot proposal’s defeat

A southwest Missouri lawmaker who’s leaving Jefferson City because of term limits says he’s “shocked” that voters rejected a ten-cent gasoline tax increase last Tuesday. Webb City GOP State Representative Charlie Davis has a lot of truckers in his district.     While he’s shocked at the vote, Webb City GOP State Representative Charlie Davis […]