Disaster Declaration

Missouri moves to expand Disaster Declaration to Include FEMA Assistance for residents in 21 additional counties

The state of Missouri requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state in two ways: consider making FEMA assistance available to residents and businesses in 21 additional counties; and provide assistance to public agencies in 68 counties to help with repairs to roads, bridges, and other […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA teams canvassing disaster-designated counties to assist survivors

FEMA outreach teams will begin canvassing Missouri communities affected by the flooding and severe weather in the 20 counties included in this week’s federal disaster declaration to help impacted Missourians register for federal disaster assistance. The teams, known as Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs), are working in counties designated as federal disaster areas to assist […]

Chillicothe FFA Members attend HYMAX Academy

Chillicothe FFA members attend HYMAX Academy

One hundred members from across Missouri attended the Annual HYMAX Academy from June 14 – June 16, 2019. HYMAX, Helping Youth Maximize their Agricultural eXperience, is a prestigious State Leadership Academy sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association and held at Camp Rising Sun, located within the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The 2019 HYMAX […]

Carter Allen

Chillicothe sophomore attends Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership in Practice Student Forum

A Chillicothe High School sophomore attended the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership in Practice Student Forum. Chillicothe High School professional staff and the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce nominated Carter Allen to attend, and the Chamber sponsored him. Allen was among more than 110 youth selected from schools in the state to participate […]

Pemberton Cattle

Rotational grazing benefits cattle herd

Twenty-five years ago, Brian Pemberton bought acreage filled with thorn trees, scrub brush and multiflora roses. The only water source was a frog pond. The land needed four things: a road, buildings, fences, and water. Thanks to hard work and cost-share programs, those goals were met. Grazing Acres Farm is now complete with a solid […]

Bag of rice

United States makes first sale of rice to China

GUANGZHOU, CHINA – After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed here last week. “This sale marks a turning point for the U.S. rice industry and its relationship with China as it is the first ever of U.S. rice to a private importer and is truly historic as it […]