Flood of 2019

USDA hosting public meetings about assistance available for flood damages

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development […]

Electric Transmission Line

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a proud […]

Flooded land

Audio: Governor seeks federal damage assessments for seven Missouri counties

The governor is seeking federal damage assessment for seven Missouri counties.     Governor Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency begin preliminary flood damage assessments for seven counties. The counties include Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Mississippi, New Madrid, and Ray. Other counties are expected to be added. Even though historic flooding has not […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]

Missouri Department of Revenue

Audio: State Auditor says Missouri Revenue Department makes another slip up – this time an illegal one

State Auditor Nicole Galloway says the Missouri Revenue Department illegally changed tax withholdings in January to over-withhold taxes for more than half of Missouri taxpayers. During a press conference today at the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Galloway says the agency failed to go through the correct rulemaking process.     Galloway says the agency […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri hosts VOICE program

Third through fifth-grade students from Lathrop Elementary School learned about different occupations from real-world employees during a recent Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary program held by the Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri. During the VOICE program, students visit six stations, which represent career areas of which schools and the Missouri Department of […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Local Emergency Planning Committee to meet April 9th

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee will consider approval of the Chemical Emergency Preparedness Fund at its next meeting. The meeting will be held in the lower level of the Grundy County Health Department of Trenton April 9th at noon. Emergency Management Agency and All-Hazards meeting topics are to include Web Emergency Operations Center, […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Missouri corrections employees to receive pay increase under Missouri House’s budget

The Missouri House has given final approval to an eight-million-dollar retention pay plan aimed at investing in wage increases in the Missouri Department of Corrections staff. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith praised the plan on the House floor during Thursday’s budget debate.     Frankford GOP State Representative Jim Hansen tells colleagues the plan […]

Missouri livestock symposium

Livestock Person of the Year applications due May 1, 2019

Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year award. Applications are open to residents from the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution […]