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Missouri Industrial Hemp Program posts proposed regulations

The Missouri Department of Agriculture posted proposed rules for the Missouri Industrial Hemp Program three weeks early. The rules, as required by provisions in Senate Bill 133, will amend existing regulations and transition the legal growth of industrial hemp in Missouri from a pilot research program to a commercially regulated program. The Department posted the […]

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Public information meetings to be held on Lower Grand River Watershed study

A partnership of federal and state agencies will host three public information meetings to present the findings of a study on the Lower Grand River Watershed. The agencies include the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Missouri Department of Conservation. Possible options to address an array of environmental issues […]

Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]

CAFO

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears case involving Grundy County CAFO

The state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments this week in Jefferson City involving a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in northwest Missouri’s Grundy County. Trenton Farms wants to build a swine operation, which is opposed by a group called “Hickory Neighbors United.” Hickory attorney Stephen Jeffery tells the court that a 2016 state […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Supreme Court to hear appeal from Hickory Neighbors United on Grundy County CAFO

Among cases scheduled for the September 25, 2019 session involving the Missouri Supreme Court is one regarding an operating permit for Trenton Farms RE. (SC97695, Trenton Farms RE LLC, Permit No. MOGS10520) Oral arguments begin at 9 o’clock on the morning of Wednesday, September 25th at the Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City. The case […]

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Groundbreaking for “Better MC2-Project 2020” to be held in Milan on September 23, 2019

The Milan C-2 Board of Education approved the proposal from PSR Construction Inc., from Kirksville, Missouri to serve as the general contractor for the upcoming construction project – Better MC2-Project 2020. The groundbreaking ceremony for the project will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 1:00 pm. The ceremony will be in the front […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation proposes regulation changes to help landowners control nuisance wildlife

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing regulations to help landowners address damage caused by problem wildlife and feral hogs. MDC is proposing the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision or thermal imagery to address livestock loss caused by coyotes and damage caused by feral hogs. […]

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Chillicothe City Council approves separation agreement with Fire Chief Darrell Wright

The Chillicothe City Council approved an ordinance involving an employment separation agreement with the Chillicothe Fire Chief. The ordinance authorized a contract with Darrell Wright regarding the agreement. The City of Chillicothe proposed Wright resign as of September 15th and be paid an amount equal to his sick leave until December 31st and his earned […]

Bridge Work

Several bridges in northern Missouri to benefit from federal money

Several lettered-route bridges within the Green Hills Region are to benefit from federal money that Congressman Sam Graves announced will be forthcoming to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Each of the targeted bridges has a poor condition rating. Graves received notification from the U.S. Department of Transportation that Missouri will receive $20.7 million for the […]

School Safety

Students will be safer as required background checks on school volunteers becomes state law

A new state law will help protect children at their schools as beginning August 28, school volunteers will be required to undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway pushed for the new law after her audit of the state’s sexual offender registration program found background checks were mandatory for school employees, […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation has new rules for deer carcasses in ongoing fight against CWD

Starting in 2020, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has added additional regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri as part of its ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The new regulations change the requirements for transporting deer carcasses into Missouri and throughout the state […]