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Plan announced to control use of antibiotics in livestock

The major players in the meat industry have developed what they’re calling a “stewardship plan” they say will ensure that they use antibiotics in livestock only when necessary. At issue is the possible development of deadly “super-bug” infections that are resistant to antibiotics and harmful to humans.  The group has developed a set of guidelines and […]

Minimum Wage

Missouri minimum wage to increase to $8.60 per hour January 1, 2019

The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2019 has been established, according to state law, at $8.60, effective January 1, 2019. All private businesses are required to pay at minimum, the $8.60 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales, are less than $500,000. Pursuant to Proposition […]

Black Friday

Audio: WalletHub releases list of “Best Stores for Black Friday”

WalletHub has released it’s “Best Stores for Black Friday” list. Alisa Nelson from Missourinet files this report.     The personal finance website surveyed nearly 7,000 deals from 35 of the largest U.S. retailers’ Black Friday ad scans to identify which ones are offering the deepest discounts. It examined various product categories including appliances, jewelry, […]

North Central Missouri College agriculture students participate in state conference

Eight agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) State Conference November 15th through the 17th in Neosho at Crowder College. One hundred twenty students, advisors, and guests from seven Missouri community colleges and universities participated in the conference. The NCMC group had the opportunity to travel […]

Beth Snow

North Central Missouri College announces Beth Snow as Outstanding Apprenticeship Student

In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, NCMC has named Beth Snow, an apprenticeship student from Missouri Star Quilt Company from Hamilton, Missouri, as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Apprenticeship Student. Beth is taking courses at NCMC through Missouri Star Quilt Company to develop her leadership skills, and learn more about how the organization works. After […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

USDA provides additional food options to SNAP participants impacted by Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot […]

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Audio: Missouri college and pro football fans warned to watch out for sketchy online football merchandise deals

(Missourinet) – The NFL season is approaching, and football fans looking for the latest and greatest Chiefs merchandise should be careful. Susan Buck with the Better Business Bureau warns consumers not to get gear from unreliable online retailers.      Websites offering deals on football merchandise may be too good to be true and Buck says […]

Beef Recall

Cargill recalls 25,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. Coli contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced on Aug. 16, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF […]

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip recalled due to possible Botulism

As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard. This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening […]

Ritz Products

Ritz products recalled due to possible Salmonella

Mondelēz Global, the manufacturer of Ritz products has announced a recall of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and […]