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Trump administration invests more than $250,000 to support rural Missouri communities

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced that the USDA is investing $254,621 in Rural Community Development Initiative grant funds to bolster rural housing, community programs, and economic development. “The USDA Rural Development RCDI program capitalizes on public/private partnerships to provide training and […]

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Governor Parson pleased with special session on crime; wants House to approve Gardner legislation

While Missouri’s governor is pleased with the special session on violent crime, he’s calling on the House to approve his proposal involving St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office. GOP Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters last week that he will meet with House leaders about it. “We’re encouraging them to pass this to be […]

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Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

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AgButler employment app debuts in North Missouri

A diverse group of individuals, from North Central Missouri, gathered to evaluate a new App called AgButler. The App is designed to connect individuals seeking work, with producers and agri-businesses needing temporary labor. Created by Kevin and Jamie Johansen, a Missouri farm family, they recognized the many benefits AgButler could provide to rural America. “Our […]

Pleasant View Playground Grant Results August 2020

Pleasant View School District awarded $30,000 playground grant

The Pleasant View R-VI School District was recently awarded a $30,000 Playground Scrap-Tire Material Grant by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program. The grant provides funds for material and labor for installation of a poured in place scrap-tire surface for the school’s playgrounds. The project began on May 12th, 2020 with […]

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Chewy to expand in Belton, Missouri, create over 1200 jobs

Chewy, Inc. announced plans to open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, Missouri, and create more than 1,200 new jobs.  Dual-headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts, the company is an online retailer offering pet food and pet-related products from over 2,000 brands. “Now more than ever, Missouri’s innovative businesses, logistics infrastructure, […]

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Trenton city budget fails to pass; finance committee to “sharpen pencil”

Trenton’s’ Finance Committee will take another look at the proposed city of Trenton budget after an ordinance to adopt the budget, failed to get enough affirmative votes during Monday nights’ city council meeting. The city budget shows deficit spending of $158,000 for the one year period from May 1st through next April 30th. The roll […]

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Farmers face unique safety risks during COVID-19

Farmers and ranchers face unique safety risks as COVID-19 continues to spread. The predicted peak of the COVID-19 outbreak likely will hit as spring planting season shifts into high gear, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy. Physical distancing becomes difficult as farmers receive seed and chemical deliveries, Lee says. Shipments […]