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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Grundy County Extension Council

Grundy County Extension Council re-opens election

The Grundy County Extension Council has decided to reopen its election until February 20th. Paper ballots are available at the Grundy County Extension Office in the basement of the Alexander Student Center on the campus of the North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Any Grundy County adult can vote. The council decided at a meeting […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Mike Parson makes appointments to commissions and offices in area counties

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday appointments to various commissions and offices. Those appointments included Randy Huffman of rural Galt as the Sullivan County Western District Commissioner. Huffman replaces Danny Busick who resigned from the commissioner position and was to be sworn in today (Wednesday) as the Second District State Representative for Mercer, Sullivan, and […]

MoDOT Road Work

Audio: Counties continue to warn Missouri lawmakers against transferring road maintenance to local governments

Local county officials continue to push back against any effort on the state level to transfer maintenance of roads to them. Opposition to any transfer of the “lettered roads” to local governments is reflected in unbending comments by Randolph County Commissioner Wayne Wilcox in northeast Missouri.     Wilcox says handing over those roadways to […]