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 […]

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Four area schools name top graduates after graduation

Several area schools have announced their top graduating students. Laredo R-7 named its eighth-grade valedictorian as Emma Thompson and salutatorian as Luke Porter. Pattonsburg R-2 announced the valedictorian for its senior class as Shaila Cramer and the salutatorian as Logan Pankau. For Tina-Avalon R-2, the valedictorian was Hannah Colliver, and the salutatorian was Khloey Forest. […]

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Numerous awards and honors presented at annual Trenton FFA Banquet

Numerous awards and honors were presented during the annual Trenton FFA banquet Friday evening. The banquet concluded with the installation of officers for the 2019-20 school year. The Trenton FFA President will be Grace Allen, Vice Presidents are Mackenzie McAtee and Allena Allen. Other officers are Secretary McKenna Cox, Treasurer Kayli Crawford, Sentinel Kidridge Griffin, […]

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Audio: Controversial agriculture bill could resurface today in Missouri Senate

A controversial agriculture bill could resurface today in the Missouri Senate.     The state Senate could debate today whether to ban Missouri counties from enforcing rules stricter than state regulations required for large animal feeding operations. Jefferson City Republican Mike Bernskoetter’s bill would bar counties from limiting where the farming operations, known as CAFOs, […]

(L-R): Jacob VanVickle, Zoe Littleton and Maggie Farrell. Not pictured Russell Neeley and Brandy Wilson.

US Bank Foundation awards NCMC scholarships

US Bank Foundation, Inc. recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the North Central Missouri College Foundation for Student Support Services Scholarships. To be considered for the scholarship, students had to qualify for the SSS program and complete a financial literacy course. The grant was awarded to five NCMC Students: Maggie Farrell, Winston, MO; Zoe Littleton, […]

Gary Riedel

Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association when the national soybean checkoff went into effect. This year, […]