Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods & RAE launch joint venture to create renewable energy, wildlife habitat

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in […]

Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA)

Missouri Public Utility Alliance responds to Grain Belt-related legislation passed by Missouri House

The Missouri House advanced House Bill 1062 to the Missouri Senate. This bill will effectively kill new infrastructure projects like the Grain Belt Express transmission line. Members of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) have repeatedly let lawmakers know that 39 local consumer-owned utilities, representing more than 350,000 people in the state, stand to lose […]

Sales Tax Holiday

Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday, April 19th through April 25th.

Sales of Energy Star-certified new appliances will be exempt from state sales tax during the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday Friday, April 19th through April 25th. Energy Star-certified appliance qualifying for the sales tax holiday include clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, dishwashers, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, freezers, and heat pumps. The Show Me Green […]

Electric Transmission Line

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a proud […]

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 […]

Grain Belt Express

Missouri Public Service Commission grants Grain Belt Express permission to build transmission line

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt) which sought Commission authority and a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line, and associated facilities within eight Missouri counties (Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board to meet Tuesday

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors will discuss energy improvement projects at a meeting next week. The board will meet in the conference room of Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments of Trenton Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The agenda also includes an administrator’s report, a Residential Care Facility report, and an executive […]