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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
“With the release of the 2023 WOTUS Rule, the EPA continues to play games with farmers, ranchers and private property owners. In May, the Supreme Court issued a harsh rebuke of EPA but it seems … more
Well, my Sisters’ Day started off with a bang! I got up with my mind all full of prescriptions. Whaley’s Pharmacy closed rather suddenly for me. I heard about it on … more
My whole family gets excited when the calendar reaches mid-August. Like many kids who are involved in agriculture, the State Fair brings both a healthy spirit of competition and pride when their work … more
Is your family looking to vacation close to home but wanting to find fun family activities that incorporate various attractions and tours? Are you interested in exploring Missouri’s outdoors … more
On Aug. 2, 1923, President Warren Harding unexpectedly fell ill and died while visiting San Francisco. Five hours later, America had a new president: Calvin Coolidge, a man driven by humility, … more
Last month, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., launched his latest bid to ban private health insurance and force all Americans into a government-run health plan. The Vermont socialist gets points for … more
In 1965, The Mamas & the Papas sang the words, “I’d be safe and warm/If I was in L.A.,” as part of their hit song “California Dreamin’.” Decades later, if the … more
Most Americans are aware that the nation is deeply divided, and that politics is intruding everywhere. They seem to think that we have two equal opposing forces, as shown by razor-thin … more
At Missouri Farm Bureau, we’ve talked extensively for more than two years about the global climate agenda and how activists continue to miss the big picture. Every United Nations, European … more
Talking with a friend about the debt ceiling negotiations, I mentioned that there were incentives for centrists in Congress to cobble together a deal. My friend said, incredulously, “Do we … more
From the viewpoint of a home-school grammar teacher (since I was in seventh grade), a pronoun is just a short word that takes the place of a noun, so that you don’t have to keep saying the noun … more
Is your life worth more than your neighbors? On a recent weekend In Chicago, a gang member killed an innocent child.   If the prosecutor can show it was a hate crime, then the penalty could … more
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