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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.
A Benefit to Farmers and Consumers
Cuba remains somewhat of an enigma. It’s hard to believe most people have little idea what lies 90 miles off the coast of Florida — roughly the distance between Jefferson City and Macon. Those who have visited the country report beautiful surroundings, friendly people and a culture reminiscent of the U.S. in the 1950s. The streets are full of what we would consider vintage cars, and farms would remind many of us of our grandparents’, or even great-grandparents’, operations.
House Puts Regulators on Notice
With the launch of a new oversight subcommittee focusing on the administration’s energy and environmental policies and House passage of the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 185), House lawmakers are putting the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies on notice: Business as usual is over.
Takin' Care of Business
Takin’ care of business, every day. Takin’ care of business, every way. Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s 1974 hit could have been the theme song of the business session at the recent American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention. More than 355 voting delegates representing every crop and livestock sector in the U.S. wasted no time discussing, debating and approving policy resolutions to guide the organization in 2015.
Food Fandom
Back when there were only four television networks, “The French Chef” with Julia Child on PBS was one of the first cooking shows in America. Today, entire networks are devoted to food 24/7/365. Along with millions of others, I have fandom for a few TV food shows. Through them, I am afforded a “taste” before committing. They’re a virtual “Mikey,” if you remember the ‘70s Life cereal television commercials.
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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