Emergency responders in the southern half of Crawford County have a legitimate complaint about the distribution of payments from the federal government, or lack thereof, the county receives each year. And the county, it seems, made their case even stronger last year when they got voter approval for a new sales tax that included the elimination of county property taxes.
By Blake Hurst
Back in March, when the first round of flooding occurred in Nebraska, Iowa, and Northwest Missouri, a reporter asked me if consumers would see an increase in food prices. I replied that while the situation was a tragedy for the local area and a huge inconvenience and expense because of the loss of highways and railroads, the flood would have little effect in grocery stores.
Submitted by the Missouri Director of Agriculture in partnership with the Nebraska Director of Agriculture and the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Disastrous flooding. Lower commodity prices. Limited access to global markets. America’s farmers and ranchers have faced difficult times the last few years, and they are in need of a dose of good news that is within immediate reach.
By Phill Brooks
The conclusion of Missouri's legislative session this year reminded me of a quote attributed to Germany's first chancellor in the 1800's, Otto von Bismark. "Laws are like sausages. It's better to not see them being made."
By Senator Josh Hawley
Social media consumers are getting wise to the joke that when the product is free, they’re the ones being sold. But despite the growing threat of consumer exploitation, Washington still shrinks from confronting our social media giants.