Farm in Winter

Agriculture secretary pressed about pandemic relief funds for farmers

(Missouri Independent) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack faced questions on how his agency is doling out emergency pandemic aid and fostering collaboration with historically Black colleges during a Thursday hearing before the House Agriculture Committee. Committee Chairman David Scott, a Georgia Democrat, asked Vilsack for “critical updates on the implementation of pandemic relief programs, including […]

Missouri cattle producers say more competition needed to stay profitable

Meat prices have been on the rise, but family-farm advocates say higher profits haven’t been making their way to smaller cattle producers. Four companies control 85% of the beef supply, noted Darvin Bentlage, a cattle rancher and farmer in southwest Missouri. He said the executive order on promoting competition that President Joe Biden signed last summer is a […]

NCMC Agriculture Students Participate in State Conference 2021

NCMC agriculture students participate in state conference

Five agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization State Conference held in Ozark, MO. Students competed in career development contests, participated in leadership seminars, and toured Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri. Students attending the conference were Abigail Neill, Abby Dobbins, Gabryelle Hapes, Rylee Johnson, and Tanner […]

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Missouri Attorney General files letter with USDA opposing change in proposed fake meat labeling standards

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt earlier this month filed a comment letter during the comment period of a proposed USDA rule change that would affect the labeling of “fake meat” products. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office has been successful in defending a Missouri state statute that prohibits the labeling of “fake meat” products as meat. […]

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White House says “Easing of supply chain problems to start with backed-up seaports”

(Missouri Independent) – The first seaport to improve its facilities following passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill could be in Savannah, Ga., a senior Biden administration official said Tuesday. President Joe Biden has yet to sign the measure, which Congress sent to Biden’s desk late last week, funding improvements in highways, transit, ports, waterways, airports, […]

NCMC Trap Shoot team photo fall 2021

North Central Missouri College wraps up the fall trap shooting season

The Shooting Sports Club at North Central Missouri College wrapped up its fall season on November 3, 2021, by hosting a trap shoot competition at the Trenton Trap & Skeet Range. The Trapshooting Club at Northwest Missouri State University brought ten participants to the contest. The event consisted of 50 targets from the 16-yard line, […]

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Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance announce health insurance rates for 2022

Chlora Lindley-Myers, the director of the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance, announced final health insurance rates for the individual market in 2022 for the State of Missouri.   “The health insurance market in our state and our country continues to be challenging, however, I’m pleased by the significant increase in competition we’ve seen in Missouri […]

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Trenton High School Band and auxiliary compete at competition in Macon

The Trenton High School Band and auxiliary placed second at competitions held Saturday in Macon. According to R-9 Band Director Anthony Webb, the parade placed second in its class for the parade. The Trenton color guard won an outstanding caption award. Trenton also was second for the indoor color guard and indoor drumline as well […]

Missouri Days Marching Festival

Winners announced at Missouri Day Marching Festival in Trenton

The Kirksville High School band was the Grand Champion on Saturday at the Missouri Day Marching Festival in Trenton. Kirksville won the Hannaford Sweepstakes Award. Kirksville was the top band in its class in each event it entered including field show, parade, indoor auxiliary, and indoor drumline. Kirksville also won all the caption awards in […]

Missouri Days Marching Festival

Audio: Missouri Day Marching Festival the top band-related event this weekend in north Missouri

While Trenton has the Missouri Day Marching Festival, there are as many as nine band-related events coming up Saturday, October 16, 2021, within 150 miles of Trenton, one of the events at Cameron. Phil Ray is a spokesman for the local band committee who coordinate the Missouri Days Marching Festival:     Ray and the […]

Missouri Day Festival

Audio: Approximately 135 vendors to be on hand at Missouri Day Festival in Trenton this weekend

Approximately 135 vendors will be on hand to ply their wares at the Missouri Day Festival in Trenton this weekend. They will be open in the Trenton Rock Barn, courtyard, pavilion, and flea market area on October 15, 2021, from 10 to 7 o’clock and October 16th from 9 to 7 o’clock. Trenton Area Chamber of […]

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Trenton High School Band scores high marks in Mark Twain Invitational Marching Festival

The Trenton High School Band and auxiliary units did well at the Mark Twain Marching Festival held on Saturday in Center in northeast Missouri. According to instructor Anthony Webb, the Trenton band received first place in the parade, indoor color guard, and field show competitions. Trenton received second place for indoor drumline. A number of […]

NCMC Trap Shooting Club 2021

North Central Missouri College Trap Shooting Sports Club begins fall season

The Shooting Sports Club at North Central Missouri College began its fall season on September 29, 2021, with a trap shoot competition at the Mozingo Outdoor Education and Recreation Area (MOERA) near Maryville. The match was hosted by the Trapshooting Club at Northwest Missouri State University. The event consisted of 50 targets from the 16-yard […]

Cole County 4-H’er Eileen Shafer won first place for Technology Assisted Speaking in the senior age division at the 2021 State 4-H Public Speaking Contest

Missouri 4-H’ers compete at state public speaking contest

Missouri 4-H youths gathered on Sept. 25 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia for the annual State 4-H Public Speaking Contest. The contest is one of Missouri 4-H’s oldest and most popular traditions, said Samantha Brandeberry, MU Extension state 4-H educator. This year, 39 young people representing 20 counties competed in several speaking […]

Trenton High School

Trenton High School and Trenton Middle School take part in Carrollton Band Days

More than 50 middle school and high school bands were expected for Carrollton Band Days held on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Winners have been released in each of the five school classifications involving the parade, field show, and indoor competitions. Both the Trenton high school and Trenton Middle School bands took part. According to Band […]

Video: One of the only annual fireworks competitions in the U.S. is this Saturday in Missouri

The Missouri Pyrotechnics Association holds one of the only annual fireworks competitions in the country. The Sky Wars Invitational Fireworks Championship is this Saturday near eastern Missouri’s Innsbrook. Vice President Rob Cima says the event is expected to attract a total of 8,000 people from 31 other states.     Missouri Pyrotechnics Association Vice President […]