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Penalties increase for poaching in the state of Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.  Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed HB260 into law July 11. Called the Poaching Bill, it significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri […]

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Winners announced in shooting sports competition at Livingston County Fair

Among the winners of the shooting sports contests held during the Livingston County Fair near Chillicothe. Archery Compound Fingers-Junior Division 1-Leon Nickell 2nd Braden Stimpson 3rd- Andrew Schreiner Compound Fingers-Intermediate Division 1st- Bo Meeker Compound Release -Junior Division 1st-Harrison Costner 2nd- Colton Carr 3rd- Daniel Perry Compound Release – Intermediate Division 1- Milo Costner 2- […]

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United States makes first sale of rice to China

GUANGZHOU, CHINA – After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed here last week. “This sale marks a turning point for the U.S. rice industry and its relationship with China as it is the first ever of U.S. rice to a private importer and is truly historic as it […]

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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, […]