CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

Audio: Missouri House approves CAFO health ordinance legislation

The Missouri House has given final approval to legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations.     The House voted 103-44 today to approve the bill from Pleasant Hill State Representative Michael Haffner, which would prevent county health boards and/or county commissioners from passing standards that are stricter […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

USDA urges states to require child support cooperation through SNAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support work together to help children,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “Increasing […]

Flood of 2019

Audio: Flood dries up northwest Missouri tax revenue

Holt County Commissioner Carla Markt says the county will lose tax revenue if farmers cannot plant a crop this year, and is already losing tax revenue because Interstate 29 has been closed to traffic in northwest Missouri.     Floodwaters still cover large sections of farmland in northwest Missouri, more than a month after the […]

Jamesport Missouri

Jamesport City Council addresses employee salaries

The Jamesport City Council accepted an ordinance regarding employee salary at its meeting on Monday. The ordinance set the salary for utility personnel Ray Bontrager at $15 per hour and Trent Brewer at $14 per hour. It also set City Clerk Shelley Page’s salary at $12.50 per hour and the assistant city clerk’s at $7.50 […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Grain Belt Express debate now in House Committee

The public service commission has approved a high voltage, wind energy transmission line to run through private property along Northern Missouri, and *some* landowners and farmers want the legislature to stop that from happening. Missouri House members heard both sides of the argument: That the lines are in public interest and the company can claim […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College selected to participate in college-level “mathematics pathways” initiative

Students at North Central Missouri College along with eight other universities and community colleges in Missouri will soon receive expanded options for mathematics courses that are more aligned to their intended majors. A new initiative, led by the Missouri Department of Higher Education in collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of […]

KCP&L announces purchase of power from Missouri wind farms

Audio: Mid-Missouri County considers wind farm

An international company wants to spread dozens of big turbines over thousands of acres in the northwestern part of the county. County Commissioner Fred Parry says its an emotional issue right now.     Parry told affiliate KSSZ in Columbia that landowners could get ten thousand dollars per wind pole they allow on their property.