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Missouri kids are eager to solve food insecurity

Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the “No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge” that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity.  The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most innovative ideas for increasing access to, or participation in, school […]

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City of Trenton to offer employees same health insurance coverage at nearly $10,000 increase

The finance committee is recommending the full Trenton City Council accept a smaller than expected increase in cost of insurance in employee health insurance for next year. Five members of the city council, plus the mayor, city administrator, city clerk, and department heads met last night with a consultant working on behalf of Missouri Intergovernmental […]

Senator Dan Hegeman

Senator Dan Hegeman selected as Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman

Incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz announced his intention to appoint Senator Dan Hegeman as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The 100th Missouri General Assembly will convene its first regular legislative session on Wednesday, January 9. The Appropriations Committee is tasked with giving preliminary approval to the state operating budget for each fiscal […]

Farm News

Farm labor workshops expose complexity of hiring, firing

Major farm management decisions concern capital and labor. Too little attention goes to the labor side of farming, says agricultural economist Joe Horner. To help decision-makers, he plans three University of Missouri Extension workshops across Missouri.  Farm labor management isn’t like the old days when a farmer could hire neighbor boys to help. Also, present-day […]

Dicamba

Missouri Department of Agriculture issues statement on Dicamba products for the 2019 growing season

the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced it will not pursue Special Local Needs (24c) labels for the use of Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax for the 2019 growing season. This announcement follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to extend the registration of these three Dicamba products for another two years with additional safeguards. The Missouri […]

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Senator Dan Hegeman receives Missouri Community College Association Distinguished Legislator Award

Senator Dan Hegeman was recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association for his service to North Central Missouri College and community colleges across the state. Senator Hegeman received the 2018 Distinguished Legislator Award at the statewide MCCA convention held in Branson, Missouri. The award is given annually to legislators that persistently support Missouri community […]