Disaster Relief

USDA to provide $150 million in help for rural communities affected by natural disasters

U.S. Department of Agriculture Missouri State Director Jeff Case highlighted $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters such as the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Missouri. This announcement is in conjunction with […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

USDA provides additional food options to SNAP participants impacted by Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot […]

Electric Power Lineman

Audio: Missouri line workers in the Carolinas responding to Hurricane Florence

While about one hundred Missouri line workers are heading back to the Show-Me State today (Tuesday) from South Carolina, about 65 workers remain there.  Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives spokesman Jim McCarty says the 65 are stationed in Kingstree and Darlington.     Many have had to use boats to get to impacted areas. Association […]

Electric Linemen on Utility Poles

Audio: Electric linemen from Missouri heading to South Carolina

(Missourinet) – More than 150 Missouri linemen are heading to South Carolina to assist with Hurricane Florence cleanup.     The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives says 162 lineworkers from 33 coops have left for Tennessee to get closer to the East Coast. The lineworkers will then be heading to Kingstree, South Carolina, near Myrtle Beach. […]

Grundy Electric Sends Lineman to South Carolina

Grundy Electric sends crew to South Carolina to assist with power restoration

Four Grundy Electric Cooperative linemen left for Santee Electric Cooperative in Kingstree, South Carolina Friday morning to help with power restoration efforts after Hurricane Florence. Grundy Electric reports Mace Ormsy, Brent McClintick, Rick Gamble, and Mason Larson join 162 Missouri cooperative line workers from 33 of the state’s electric cooperatives. The cooperative notes Missouri is […]

Audio: 50 Missouri Task Force One members deploy to help with Hurricane Florence

(Missourinet) – Fifty members of Missouri’s Task Force One are headed to help the east coast with Hurricane Florence efforts. Gail Blomenkamp with the Boone County Fire Protection District in mid-Missouri says the members have been deployed to Raleigh, North Carolina, along with 100,000 pounds of equipment.     Blomenkamp with the Boone County Fire Protection […]

Missouri State Fair 2018

Sale of Champions at Missouri State Fair sets records for Youth in Agriculture

The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, on Saturday, Aug. 18.  The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $195,350 – the largest amount ever raised in the history of the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions! The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Mackenzie […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for week of June 18

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Northern Missouri region planned for the week of June 18 – 24 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, mowing, shoulder work, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs, litter […]