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Statement from Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Concerning Senate's Passage of Farm Bill
The U.S. Senate’s passage of a new five-year farm bill is welcome news.
FFA Video Contest Tells the Story of Agriculture
State winners of the third annual FFA video contest were announced on April 18, 2013, at the annual FFA Missouri State Convention in Columbia, Mo. Bourbon FFA chapter won first, followed by the Dora chapter placing second and Troy winning third.
Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Becomes State Sponsor for March of Dimes
For the third consecutive year, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance has partnered with the Greater Missouri Chapter of the March of Dimes to raise funds for research, advocacy and support for the organization; 2013 is the first year that Farm Bureau Insurance will be an official state sponsor.
Statement from Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Concerning Bipartisan Efforts to Maintain Meat Inspections
Difficult decisions must be made in terms of our nation’s finances--decisions that require our elected officials to work across party lines.
Farm Bureau Supports Legislators Placing One-Cent Transportation Tax on the Ballot
In anticipation of the Missouri Senate considering this week a constitutional amendment for a one-cent transportation sales tax, Missouri Farm Bureau sent a letter to the Senate sponsor indicating the organization’s support for passage of a transportation funding package requiring voter approval.
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Rural is Relative
The federal government describes rural in 15 different ways, and it is correct each time – depending on the agency. There are 15 federal definitions of the word “rural,” according to a recent Washington Post article. That bests Webster’s New World Collegiate Dictionary by 12. The dictionary, though, does not offer the promise of federal aid.
Playing by the Rules
The Defense Science Board reported last week that Chinese hackers have gained access to designs for the “advanced Patriot missile system, the Navy's Aegis ballistic missile defense, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter...”
Uncertainty is Certain
Any farmer will tell you, in production agriculture things don't always go as planned. In fact, I often hear farmers refer to farming as a gamble. Farmers never know from the beginning of each growing season if their efforts will pay off.
Let's Keep the Food in Food Aid
Recently, a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation staff was interviewed on the subject of proposed changes to U.S. international food aid. The question was whether the United States should shift food aid donations to cash instead of American-grown food.
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A Way With Cheese
Dairy milk is a very versatile product, and farmer Tim Lavy is making the best of it. Facing high grain prices and low milk market prices, Tim and his wife, Becky, have found a way to make a living from 40 dairy cows near Silex, Mo.
Fun Facts: Play Ball and Dairy Month
Fun facts trivia about the national past time and dairy.
Clarifying Aspects of EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Rule
The goal of SPCC is to prevent oil spills into waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines. These plans can help farmers prevent oil spills, which can damage water resources needed for farming operations.
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