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We meet again. It is so hard to get this article in on time. I think I have plenty of time, but the days fly by while I’m doing this and that and it’s Monday and I haven’t even … more
Agriculture is truly a remarkable industry, weaving together the rhythms of nature with the hard work and dedication of farmers, ranchers and their families. Amidst the idyllic landscapes and the … more
Jefferson City — The Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (Missouri CASA) held “CASA at the Capitol Day” on April 15 at the Missouri Capitol building. A stated … more
Scott Peterson’s latest attempt to have his conviction for the 2002 double murder of his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Conner, overturned have put those heinous crimes back in the … more
The Oxford Dictionary defines a dream as “a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.” Six simple words, yet they hold the potential to ignite innovation, progress and personal … more
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” But for Missouri farmers, taxes are about to become a lot more uncertain. Barring action from … more
The end of the first quarter of 2024 is at hand. The third meeting of “those sisters” has been completed and will be recorded in the following minutes. Forgive me, I slipped back into the … more
A 2022 study by The Sentencing Project revealed that nearly 83,000 Missourians with felony convictions were barred from voting due to felony disenfranchisement. For Missourians with felony … more
One of my fondest memories with Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) goes back to my early years as a Youth Ambassador. Our local county board of directors invited me to join them during “Thank a … more
Valentine’s Day may be a few days behind us, but love is still in the air. That includes today’s popular love story between mega pop star Taylor Swift and Kansas City superstar … more
We’ve closed the books on the 109th Missouri Farm Bureau annual meeting. As MOFB president, there’s nothing more invigorating than coming together with members to reconnect and set … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s Attorney General warns Missourians to be wary of gift card scam as Christmas approaches. “As we enter the holiday season, I want to educate the … more
Tradition is an iconic word this time of year for good reason. Thanksgiving dinner always starts at the same time, and the same family members gather, often at the same home. In the backyard, … more
Given the feelings of unease that often punctuate our daily lives in many areas, the holiday season provides an opportunity for us not only to celebrate, but to discover lasting meaning that could … more
This week, Indianapolis plays host to nearly 70,000 FFA members from across the country, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These students have worked months, if not years, for the opportunity … more
The afternoon of September 30, 2023, came and went with its fair share of drama, including narrowly avoiding a government shutdown and the subsequent ousting of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. One … more
Once upon a time there was a Republican Party that was identifiable and recognizable by its policy positions and political principles. Whether at the state or national level, what defines the … more
The summer of 2023 was one to remember for many farm families in Missouri. We’re accustomed to hot dry summers but my own father, who’s farmed “awhile,” says this is the … more
What would your perfect job look like? You might choose to be your own boss, with space to creatively express yourself and feel fulfilled by your work. Maybe you would want day-to-day novelty, … more
When being discharged from the hospital after a severe illness or injury, most seniors prefer to return home and receive home healthcare. However, Medicare’s ongoing cuts to the home … more
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