Bo Young explaining Climate FieldView technology

Partnership puts University of Missouri at forefront of Precision Agriculture Technology

Working toward earning his Precision Agriculture Technology Certificate from the University of Missouri, Bo Young understands the importance of implementing precision practices on the farm. Young, who is also a climate activation specialist with The Climate Corporation, works with farmers and producers, helping them incorporate Climate FieldView technology in their operation. Young and The Climate […]

Right To Work

Audio: Will Missouri Legislature pass a ‘Right to work’ bill this year? Senate leader is not convinced.

Missouri Senate President Dave Schatz does not think a Right-to-work proposal will make it to the governor’s desk this year. In 2017, the legislature passed a right to work bill quickly, but voters overturned the law in a referendum last August.     Senator Eric Burlison, a Republican from Springfield, has filed a Right-to-work proposal […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Outnumbered Democrats in Missouri legislature to defend progressive ballot victories, seek bipartisan criminal justice changes

Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat.     Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors […]

Right To Work

Audio: Right to Work proposal will return to the Missouri Legislature in 2019

Despite the failure of a Right-to-Work ballot measure this year, a bill will return to the Missouri Legislature in 2019.      The state legislature will be asked next year whether to bar Missouri businesses from requiring workers to pay mandatory union fees. The bill is being sponsored by Republican Senator-Elect Eric Burlison of Springfield. […]

Election Results

August Primary election results Tuesday, August 7, 2018 for Northern Missouri

Grundy County will have a new Commissioner following balloting in the primary election Tuesday and the upcoming general election in November. Phillip Ray defeated Incumbent Rick Hull and challenger Mark Moore for Presiding Commissioner of Grundy County. The vote count shows Ray with 931 votes, Hull had 603, and Moore 348. Ray wins the majority of the […]

Right To Work

Audio: Opposition thought to have advantage in Tuesday’s Right to Work vote in Missouri

Voters will determine if Missouri becomes a right to work state in Tuesday’s election. Matt Panik with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which supports the measure, says his side is being vastly outspent by pro-union organizations who oppose the proposal. He estimates opposition groups have spent $17 million while proponents have raised only $2 million […]

Election 2018

Audio: Missouri midterm primary election offers intrigue on several levels

(Missourinet) – Tuesday’s midterm election in Missouri features one big statewide issue, Congressional primaries, and some intriguing local votes.     The most high-profile vote is the Proposition A ballot measure to decide if Missouri becomes a right to work state. It’s a referendum on a 2017 law passed by the legislature that would prohibit […]

You Decide

Issues and races to be decided in today’s primary election in the Green Hills of Northern Missouri

There are few candidate races and ballot issues for today’s primary election within the nine-county, Green Hills Region. Political parties will nominate their candidates to run in the November general election. Polls are open until 7 pm tonight. The only nominating race in Grundy County is for the Republican nomination for Grundy County Presiding Commissioner. […]

Right To Work

Environmentalists step up to oppose “Right To Work”

Voters will decide in less than a week whether Missouri will become a right-to-work state, potentially weakening unions. It isn’t just union members and labor groups opposing Proposition A: Environmentalists are standing against the right-to-work proposition as well.  Dennis Roach, a former engineer, and union member and a current member of the Sierra Club said unions […]

Right To Work

Audio: Right to Work opponents mobilize ahead of next week’s Missouri primary election

(Missourinet) – Opponents of a Right To Work measure continue to urge voters to defeat the ballot initiative ahead of next week’s primary election. During a press conference, today in St. Louis, Amy Blouin of the Missouri Budget Project says banning mandatory union fees would have a negative impact on all workers, not just organized […]