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State Politics: Nixon veto of tax breaks stands, prompts release of funds withheld from schools

Following a successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday the release of $143.6 million for local school districts and higher education…

NASS Crop Progress and Condition report

Crop Progress and Condition The state received much needed rain with an average of 1.56 inches statewide. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sept. 7.…

Missouri among top farmers market states

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Missouri is among the top 10 states in the number of farmers markets with 245 listed in the National Farmers Market Directory. Since…

Festival exhibitors come at Missouri’s role in the Civil War from different directions

By Sara Seidel, Richmond News Correspondent Side by side booths at Outlaw Days featured devotees of Civil War history, and they presented information not always included in traditional textbooks covering…

Like a wagon wheel: Millville’s Riley Rice specialized in making wheels, but a recent project is a replica Civil War cannon made for a re-enactor

By David Knopf, Richmond News Editor Riley Rice is proud of the Civil War replica cannon he exhibited at Outlaw Days, and for good reason. “I built everything but the…

Bryan Ivlow draws a crowd of like-minded gun enthusiasts

By David Knopf, News Editor When you build a gun as intricate and aesthetically pleasing as Bryan Ivlow’s squirrel gun, it doesn’t hurt if it works well, too. Ivlow, a…

Livestock producers who sustained disaster losses urged to file application for relief before Oct. 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take…

NASS Crop Progress: Corn, soybean progress well ahead of last year

There were 5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Aug. 31. Statewide, temperatures averaged 80 degrees, which is 4.4 degrees above normal. Rain averaged 0.66 inches statewide. Topsoil…

Elections: ‘Right to Farm’ vote will be recounted

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Tuesday that a statewide recount of Constitutional Amendment 1, which appeared on the Aug. 5 primary ballot has been requested. Kander’s office has…

Farm Futures Survey: Shift to soybeans from corn could continue

The shift of acreage from corn to soybeans begun this spring could continue for another year, according to Farm Futures’ first survey of 2015 planting intentions. But changes could be…

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