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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Quail Forever Website

Northeast Missouri Wildlife Management Field Tour to be held in Kirkville

The Pure Air Wildlife Management Cooperative and Quail Forever will host the Northeast Missouri Wildlife Management Field Tour in Kirksville later this month. Adam Keith and Matt Dye of Land and Legacy will speak on Restoring the Land and Finding Common Ground at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office September 28, 2019. The […]

Dunn Ranch Prairie

Prairie Day at Dunn Ranch Prairie and Pawnee Prairie in Harrison County set for September 14, 2019

The tallgrass prairie holds a special place in Missouri’s history, and native grasslands also continue to play a role in modern agriculture today. The state’s grassland legacy and future will be celebrated at a free Prairie Day event 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at Dunn Ranch Prairie and Pawnee Prairie in […]

Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals, health care advocates launch campaign to authorize Medicaid expansion through statewide vote

Missouri’s hospitals and a coalition of individuals and organizations supporting Medicaid expansion announced the launch of a campaign to let Missouri voters decide the future of expanded coverage to low-income individuals caught in the “coverage gap.” “Missouri is among only a handful of states to not expand Medicaid. As a result, approximately 200,000 citizens of […]

Liuna Website (Laborers International Union of North America)

Construction wages cut in half by new prevailing wage rules

According to Jeff Phillips, Communications and Outreach Manager of the Laborers International Union of North America in St. Joseph, construction workers in many rural Missouri counties are working for less this Labor Day holiday. Missouri’s new prevailing wage law has cut wages for construction workers in many counties, sometimes by more than half. The new […]

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Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]

Anna Persell speaks to students at Trenton

Crowder State Park Resource Manager gives presentation at Trenton High School

Crowder State Park Resource Manager Anna Persell talked to the Trenton High School Conservation Class on Tuesday regarding her employment. Conservation student Maci Moore reports Persell spoke on activities provided at Crowder State Park, such as camping, hiking, kayaking, and nature programs, and how residents can get involved.  Persell also presented information on her job […]

Marijuana

Cannabis cultivation and production facility looking at Trenton

The North Central Missouri Development Alliance and the City of Trenton have announced work with a prospective manufacturing business to locate in the community. A news release says the business “would be a safe and secure cultivation and production facility that would produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis.” The business is projected to start by creating 30 full-time […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol and Commercial Vehicle Officer (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol now accepting applications for Commercial Vehicle Officer

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is accepting applications for new commercial vehicle officers. The 10th Commercial Vehicle Officer Class is scheduled to begin training on February 3, 2020. The application deadline is October 1, 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to apply. The Human Resources Division will contact each applicant to determine their location(s) of interest. […]

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Volunteers needed for Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol

The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol is seeking volunteers in the northwest Missouri area to help seniors protect their Medicare benefits. The SMP needs more volunteers for its team. The statewide SMP has a mission to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through […]