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Trenton FFA members qualify for State Proficiency Awards

Two Trenton FFA members qualified for State Proficiency Awards after receiving first place in competition at the area level Wednesday night. Teresa Burkholder placed first in Agricultural Processing, and Karli Provorse received first place in Small Animal Production. They will participate at the state level during the FFA Convention in Columbia in April. Trenton FFA […]

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Despite government shutdown, IRS confirms tax filing season to begin January 28

Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019, and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers […]

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Audio: Missouri farmers differ on ballot measure to limit political money, redraw voting districts

There’s disagreement among farmers over the Clean Missouri ballot measure to redraw voting districts. The Missouri Farm Bureau opposes the proposal, claiming it would weaken the power of rural voters. Mid-Missouri cattle rancher Susan Williams says Cooper County where she lives is already disenfranchised because it’s divided into four legislative districts.     Former Missouri […]

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling, carcass disposal, and Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters to Share the Harvest […]

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Smithfield Foods announces investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announces, through the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025, which it set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables. As part of the expansion of Smithfield […]

Share The Harvest

Deer hunters once again encouraged to Share The Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri encourage deer hunters around the state to share their harvests through the state’s Share the Harvest program. Deer season in Missouri runs from Sept. 15 through Jan. 15, 2019. Administered by MDC and CFM, Share the Harvest coordinates the efforts of thousands of deer […]

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Small Business Administration providing loans to non-farm businesses affected by drought

Small non-farm businesses in multiple counties of Missouri are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that is currently affecting the area. Small non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in […]