Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Parson: Missouri is prepared and ready to reopen for business today

Missouri will fully reopen for business on Tuesday morning, June 16, 2020, and will enter phase two of its “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan.” Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson City that the move comes just over 90 days since Missouri’s first COVID-19 case. “It is truly incredible to think how far Missouri has […]

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Three Missouri high school teachers among semifinalists for 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize

Three Missouri high school skilled trades teachers are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. They and their skilled trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation seeking public input on “tenant farmer” hunting privileges

At its August meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission initially approved a regulation change from the Missouri Department of Conservation that will limit free landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to only qualifying resident landowners and members of their immediate households age six years or older – starting next year.   MDC is taking public […]

Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri Farm Bureau announces positions on upcoming ballot issues

Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, announced its positions on several issues that will be before voters on the November ballot. The state Board of Directors took action based on the grassroots policies developed by and voted upon by representatives of our more than 130,000 member families across Missouri.    Amendment 1 […]

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Audio: Climatologist says Missouri is the “bullseye” of the drought

University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan says Missouri is the “bullseye” of the drought.     Missourians can share drought conditions directly to the National Drought Monitor to improve reporting on-the-ground. University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan says information can be uploaded to the newly-created Missouri Extension Drought Impact Reporter website which includes […]

Mercer County firefighters respond to fire at Smithfield hog confinement farm

The Mercer County Fire Protection District, Medicine Creek Fire Protection District and Mercer Fire Protection District responded to Smithfield Badger Farm 5 for a hog confinement fire on Tuesday, March 28. Mercer County Fire reports the fire went through the roof in the office portion of the facility when crews arrived at the scene of the […]