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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Grundy County Commission has accepted a bid for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning work for the lower level of the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports the bid accepted was from Bill Wilson for $9,207.89, which was the lowest of four bids received.
FFA members from across the state will meet in Columbia, April 25-26, at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention to honor fellow members for outstanding achievements, conduct association business, elect new officers and participate in leadership workshops. For the first time, convention sessions will be viewable at https://Livestream.com/MoDESE/MoFFA. “Cultivate Tomorrow, Today” is the theme for this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged members of the military and their families to learn more about the special tax benefits available to them as the April 15 tax filing season deadline approaches. Most military bases offer free tax preparation and filing assistance during the tax filing season. Some also offer free tax help after […]
Governor Parson has signed an executive order creating a task force to develop a statewide plan for school safety. The governor says school security threats are a complex issue that cannot have a one-size-fits-all approach. He wants the task force to study existing best practices to improve school safety in Missouri. The group is supposed […]
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.