Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri Farm Bureau announces positions on upcoming ballot issues

Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, announced its positions on several issues that will be before voters on the November ballot. The state Board of Directors took action based on the grassroots policies developed by and voted upon by representatives of our more than 130,000 member families across Missouri.    Amendment 1 […]

Missouri Representative Jay Houghton

Audio: State Representative Jay Houghton discusses Missouri Department of Agriculture funding

(Missourinet) – A longtime state lawmaker who serves on a Missouri legislative committee examining Missouri Department of Agriculture funding levels says some department divisions need fee increases, while others don’t. Martinsburg GOP State Representative Jay Houghton serves on the Joint Committee on Review of the Plant Industries Division.     MDA officials have provided the […]

CAFO

Audio: Mid-Missouri county passes scaled down farm manure regulation

(Missourinet) – The Cooper County Health Board in mid-Missouri has passed an ordinance regulating livestock manure. The ordinance – pared back significantly from its first draft – requires a nutrient management plan from anyone applying manure. Cooper County farmer Dean Gibson opposed the ordinance, because, he tells Brownfield, it makes it difficult to use what […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

System glitch leads to continual errors in car title and sales tax issues in 15 Missouri counties

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the state’s sales and use tax collection processes, which are administered through the Department of Revenue. The report found inefficiencies affecting citizens at license offices throughout the state, especially in rural counties. “Taxpayers should not have to provide the same documentation time and time again just […]

City of Bethany Website

State auditor finds poor planning in Tax Increment Financing projects in Bethany

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a citizen-requested audit of the City of Bethany, which found that poor planning in tax increment financing projects (TIF) spearheaded by the city resulted in delays and lack of oversight. “Economic incentives can be valuable for communities, but they must be presented transparently and used effectively as part […]

Grain Belt Express

Grain Belt Express sent back to State Public Service Commission by Missouri Supreme Court

The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a proposed energy transmission project through northern Missouri, got new life Tuesday following a ruling by the state’s highest court. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, if built, would carry energy from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, running through several counties including Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, and Chariton within […]