Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair now accepting livestock and competitive exhibit entries

Entries are now being accepted for 2020 Missouri State Fair livestock shows and competitive exhibits. Most entries will be accepted online through the Premium Guide, a comprehensive tool for exhibitors, and some may be accepted via a paper entry form, available on the Fair’s website. Due to budgetary restrictions for the 2020 Missouri State Fair, […]

County Fair

Sullivan County Fair set to run July 6 through July 12, 2020

University of Missouri 4-H Youth Specialist Penny Kittle reports the Sullivan County Fair “is moving forward as planned” at the fairgrounds in Milan July 6th through 12th. New guidelines are to accommodate public safety regarding COVID-19 concerns. Exhibitors will be allowed to show out of trailers this year only. Pre-registration will be available online next […]

Safety first graphic

Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]

Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: “The meatpacking industry has become too consolidated”

Missouri’s junior senator says four companies process 85 percent of all beef in the United States, and he’s calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch an antitrust investigation into the meatpacking industry. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley made his comments during a Wednesday interview with Missourinet, saying farmers need help. He says Missouri farmers […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press to eliminate Saturday and Wednesday print editions

The Saint Joseph News-Press will eliminate its Saturday and Wednesday print editions, effective Saturday, April 18th and Wednesday, May 6th. The announcement was made in a letter to readers by Publisher and Editor David Bradley and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill.  The letter says the News-Press plans to “beef up” the […]