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Missouri families receiving food stamps to get benefits extended

The USDA has approved the state’s request to extend the pandemic food stamp program benefits through August. Missouri households receiving SNAP benefits will automatically get the maximum benefits loaded onto their Electronic Bank Transfer card. “I am very pleased Missourians will receive the maximum SNAP benefit for their household size during a month when families […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri Legislature adopts medical marijuana changes

The Missouri Legislature has passed changes to the state’s new medical marijuana industry. The FBI informed the state health department, which licenses and regulates the medical marijuana industry, that the department will not have access to its national fingerprint background check database. Representative Lane Roberts, R-Joplin, says his legislation would clear up that problem. “Because […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

Audio: SNAP and Food Stamps are now an option for grocery shopping online

The Missouri Department of Social Services says SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits households can use an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to buy food online from Amazon and Walmart, and other retailers might be added.     To get started with online purchasing, Food Stamp/SNAP participants can connect directly with the online store. A […]

Governor Parsons and Lieutenant Governor Kehoe

Governor Parson, Lt. Governor Kehoe highlight importance of supporting Missouri businesses

Governor Parson encouraged Missourians to shop local and support Missouri-based businesses, which will be critical to stimulating the state’s economy moving forward.  “We are on the road to recovery, and we must continue taking steps to protect ourselves and others. With that said, we encourage Missourians to safely re-engage in the economy,” Governor Parson said. “Now more […]

Farmers Market

Farmers market vendors prep for season amid COVID-19 concerns

University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist Londa Nwadike says that, right now, science is on the side of produce growers.  “There is currently no evidence that the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has been transmitted through food or food packaging,” said Nwadike, who has dual extension appointments with MU and Kansas State University. That’s […]

Spickard, Missouri

Community of Spickard to pay more for water but customers rates to remain the same

The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved several actions Monday evening regarding loan applications. One involved looking into a loan from the National Rural Water Association to repair the existing pump station. That vote was taken following discussion of a small borrowers loan for wastewater and drinking water needs. City Clerk Amy Chapman reports the city […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved several ordinances at a meeting this week. The ordinances regarded a salt storage lease agreement with Larry Johnson, an engineering agreement for professional services with Allstate Consultants for the Gallatin Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system, and an operation and maintenance agreement with People Service, Incorporated for operation, maintenance, […]

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Texas manager pleads guilty in Missouri to pet food fraud, company pays $4.5 million restitution

The manager of a Wilbur-Ellis Company processing facility in Texas pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to sell adulterated ingredients to pet food manufacturers, for which the company has already paid more than $4.5 million in restitution. William Douglas Haning, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge […]