Farm in Winter

Free farm labor guide helps farmers hire and keep the right workers

Like farm machinery and methods, hiring farmworkers has changed in recent years, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. MU Extension’s Missouri Farm Labor Guide can help. The guide, available for free download at extension.missouri.edu/p/M199, lets farmers know the right practices to identify, hire and retain the right workers. It explains ways to […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

Court News

Two go before judge in Grundy County court

Trenton resident William Nicholas Griffin has pleaded guilty to amended charge of second-degree harassment in a misdemeanor case stemming from last July. A court-approved plea agreement resulted in Griffin being fined $100, ordered to contribute $300 to the Grundy County Law Enforcement Fund, and pay the court costs. The money is to come from the cash […]