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Farm Bureau Testifies for Agriculture Omnibus Bill
Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst testified before the State Senate Agriculture Committee today in support of the SB 12, the Agriculture Omnibus Bill. The farmer from Westboro said the legislation overall will provide stability and flexibility to Missouri agriculture.
Martin & Stanton Named Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors Martin & Stanton Named Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors
A panel of judges selected Miriam Martin, of Bucklin, and Dustin Stanton, of Centralia, as 2015 Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors during the organization’s 100th annual meeting Dec. 7 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Riekhofs Win Achievement Award
Garrett and Cara Riekhof, of Higginsville, won the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award during the organization’s 100th annual meeting December 9 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Adam & Amy Thomas Win Excellence in Agriculture Award
Adam and Amy Thomas, of Jackson, won the Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Excellence in Agriculture Award during the organization’s 100th annual meeting December 9 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Jeremie Nothdurft New Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmer Chairman
Jeremie Nothdurft, of Cape Girardeau, was announced as the new chairman of the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee at the organization’s 100th annual meeting December 9 at Lake of the Ozarks.
Here's to the Next Chapter
When you’re young, birthdays are for presents, but as you get older, they become more about reflection. Even so, there are always aspects to get excited about. Celebrating its 100th birthday this month, Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) has much on which to reflect but even more to look forward to with great anticipation.
Strengthening Conservation Good for Everyone
Missouri is blessed with an abundance of natural resources. From mighty rivers and clear flowing streams to oak forests and rolling hills, outdoor enthusiasts have options aplenty. Yet our good fortune should not be taken for granted and ways to improve land stewardship must never be discounted. Unfortunately, state legislators’ efforts to shed light on growing discontent with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) have been mischaracterized as an attempt to eliminate authority and funding rather than increase accountability and transparency.
The HITs Keep Coming
Football season may be over, but the hits keep coming—not on the field but in the pocketbook. Last year, a little known tax called the Health Insurance Tax, or HIT, kicked in as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The HIT, along with the individual mandate, are two of the largest tax increases in the healthcare law.
No Skin in the Game No Skin in the Game
Imagine if someone proposed a public recreational trail across your property — across your backyard and a thousand neighboring properties. You would probably expect, at the very least, to be notified and have an opportunity to discuss the idea with those who proposed it. Not so under the National Trails Act.
Change to Rock Island Line Under Review Change to Rock Island Line Under Review
Pending authorization by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB), the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Missouri Central Railroad Company, owned by Ameren, plan to enter into negotiations to convert the Rock Island rail line between Windsor and Beaufort into a recreational trail.
Growing as a Family Growing as a Family
The hundreds of families who purchase fruit and vegetables from Buckeye Acres see proof the family farm is alive and well when they meet owners Buck and Heather Counts.
Beyond the Hype Beyond the Hype
Navigating the aisles at the grocery store is something most, if not all, of us have done many times. Product packaging beckons “buy me” in the best ways marketers can muster in the seconds-long interval they have to catch a shopper’s attention. Packaging touts “all natural,” “organic,” “free-range,” “hormone-free” and more in the quest to appeal to consumers’ emotion, ethics and pocketbook.




 
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