MO State News

Governor Mike Parson proclaims October as Pork Month in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed October as Pork Month in the state of Missouri, in recognition of the high-quality pork produced by Missouri pig farmers and their families. Missouri’s pork industry ranks seventh in the nation and contributes nearly $800 million to the state’s economy annually.     “Missouri continues to be a …

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Governor Parson to embark on trade mission to Japan to promote Missouri as ideal business location

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – From October 7 – 12, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Japan for an international Trade Mission. Japan is a top source of foreign direct investment and key trade partner for Missouri, with more than $455 million in exports in 2022. Consistent with Governor Parson’s infrastructure and economic …

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Mizzou announces 2023 Homecoming events

COLUMBIA – As Mizzou celebrates its 112th Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 21, the community is invited to participate in several traditional events.  A full list of Homecoming events can be found here.   Tiger Food Fight Friday, Sept. 29, Reynolds Alumni Center (circle drive) – Each fall, the Mizzou community makes a significant contribution to the Food Bank …

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Statewide awards presented in recognition of National Employ Older Workers Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Mike Parson and representatives of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) presented awards in the Missouri Capitol Rotunda in recognition of National Employ Older Workers Week. Award categories included Host Agency of the Year and Participant of the Year for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) …

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Empty fields and blackouts

by Caleb Jones | cjones@amec.coopCOLUMBIA — There is nothing more stressful to a farmer than a field of square hay bales all lined up in rows with dark storm clouds in the sky. Growing up, I spent many hours chasing square balers through fields, and all too often spent what felt like days squirreled away in …

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Wentzville school board accused of concealing transgender bathroom policy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed suit against Wentzville School District’s Board of Education for concealing a transgender student bathroom usage policy in direct violation of Missouri’s Open Meetings Law. After one Wentzville school board member stated that “quite frankly, it’s not the parents’ business” to know about the bathroom policy, …

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University of Missouri releases three years of crime statistics

COLUMBIA – The University of Missouri Police Department saw a decline in most crimes in 2022, including alcohol arrests and alcohol referrals. That’s according to the newly released 2023 Annual Fire Safety and Security Report.   Each year, MU publishes the safety and security report, which covers the previous calendar year and contains valuable information about …

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Missouri Technology Corporation unveils Strategic Implementation Plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) announced today that it has released its Strategic Implementation Plan for Fiscal Year 2024. This comprehensive plan outlines MTC’s commitment to catalyzing innovation and entrepreneurship in the state of Missouri by introducing new programs and initiatives to empower high-tech companies to thrive.   “We appreciate the efforts …

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