Chillicothe FFA Students take part in Fall Speaking Contest

Chillicothe FFA students participate in Fall Speaking Contest

Chillicothe FFA students recently participated in the Area II Fall Speaking Contest in Gallatin. Rachel Holt competed in the Missouri Farm Bureau Contest, Madelyn Wilford competed in the Missouri Pork Producers Contest, Abbey Hayen competed in the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives, Seth Hansen competed in the Missouri Teach Ag, Josh Eckert competed in the Missouri […]

PAS group fall 2019

NCMC agriculture students participate in state conference

Five agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization State Conference November 10-12 in Linn, Missouri. Approximately 100 students, advisors, and guests from seven Missouri community colleges and universities participated in the conference. The NCMC group had the opportunity to travel to the old Missouri State Penitentiary in […]

Audio: Judge temporarily blocks Missouri’s CAFO law from taking effect

A judge has temporarily blocked implementation of Missouri’s Senate Bill 391 that was to take effect in a week. It prohibits counties from passing ordinances stricter than state laws governing concentrated animal feeding operations – CAFOs. Two county boards (Cooper and Cedar), two property owners and the nonprofit Friends of Responsible Agriculture requested the stay […]

Audio: Governor Parson signs agriculture bill into law pertaining to CAFOs

Legislation that prevents Missouri counties from imposing regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that are stricter than state regulations has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson.     The bill is backed by many of the state’s commodity groups, including the Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Critics include St. […]

CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

Audio: Missouri House approves CAFO health ordinance legislation

The Missouri House has given final approval to legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations.     The House voted 103-44 today to approve the bill from Pleasant Hill State Representative Michael Haffner, which would prevent county health boards and/or county commissioners from passing standards that are stricter […]

Kaylee Lewis

Chillicothe FFA Member Kaylee Lewis Named FFA State Vice President

During the 91st Missouri FFA Convention, Kaylee Lewis of Chillicothe was named a 2019-20 state FFA vice president. Lewis is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. Her advisors are Lance Martin, Rhonda Oesch, Randy Plattner, Leda Schreiner, and Neal Wolf. Lewis is the daughter of Clinton and Angela Lewis. Lewis’ diversified supervised agricultural experience […]

Mike Thompson and Steve Schieber NCMC Commencement Speakers 2019

Vice Chairman Mike Thomson and CEO Steve Schieber Announced as NCMC Commencement Speakers

Vice Chairman for the Coordinating Board for Higher Education Mike Thomson and Steven M. Schieber, Chief Executive Officer for the Critical Access Region of the St. Luke’s Health System will give the commencement addresses at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri on May 11, 2019. Chairman Thomson will speak at the 9:00 a.m. morning […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: Missouri Farm Bureau President reports about 187,000 acres of land underwater in Missouri

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says an estimated 187,000 acres of land is underwater in Missouri from recent flooding.     During a U.S. Senate field hearing in Iowa, Hurst says some people are angry at the Army Corps of Engineers, but he says a more comprehensive review of the root causes of flooding […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House expected to vote Tuesday on Grain Belt related legislation

The Missouri House is expected to vote Tuesday on Grain Belt-related legislation and Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet files this report.     Frankford GOP State Representative Jim Hansen has filed legislation which says no private entity has the power of eminent domain for the purposes of building above-ground merchant lines. Bill supporters include the Missouri […]