MO State News

Apply now for Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grants

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Agriculture has announced funding for the Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant Program through Missouri Grown. The grant awards up to $1,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri’s farmers’ markets. This competitive grant program will provide funds to farmers’ markets for promotional pieces that provide awareness to …

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High fertilizer costs to continue according to Texas A&M study

JEFFERSON CITY — The cost of fertilizer exploded in 2021, and farmers across the country are going to be hit even harder in 2022, according to a new study by Texas A&M University’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center.   “As the nation struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of supply chain disruptions …

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MFB, MFA issue joint statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s decision staying OSHA vaccine mandate

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins and MFA Incorporated President and CEO Ernie Verslues issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a stay against the Biden administration’s OSHA vaccine mandate:   “We applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for following the rule of law and rejecting the …

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A Great Start to Session

By Holly Rehder, State Senator     It’s January, and the Legislature is back at work in Jefferson City. It’s only the second week of session and already more than 450 bills and resolutions have been filed in the Senate. Many of those measures have been assigned to committees, and we’ve started taking testimony from citizens …

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Missouri Attorney General comments on SCOTUS ruling on OSHA Private Employer Mandate

JEFFERSON CITY – Thursday afternoon, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Missouri and other plaintiffs in halting the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s vaccine mandate on private employers. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the following statement: “Earlier this (Thursday) afternoon, the United States Supreme Court halted the OSHA private employer vaccine mandate, …

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Missouri Attorney General obtains $53 Million settlement from student loan servicer Navient

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, entered into a civil settlement agreement with his office and 38 other states for abuses originating in predatory student loans. The agreement resulted in a $53 million settlement for Missourians: $2.5 million in restitution and $51 …

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Missouri Attorney General urges secretary Blinken to address deadly fentanyl crisis

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, alongside sixteen other states, today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging the Department of State to take a tougher approach to stemming the influx of deadly fentanyl into Missouri and the nation as a whole. The Attorney General’s Office has been one …

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Missouri Chamber applauds US Supreme Court decision

JEFFERSON CITY — The US Supreme Court has blocked the Biden Administration from mandating COVID-19 vaccination at businesses with 100 or more employees, while allowing a similar rule for health care facilities to stand.   The Missouri Chamber had strongly pushed back against the Biden administration’s plan, arguing that employers should continue to have the …

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MoDOT urges caution in weekend travel

JEFFERSON CITY – Accumulating snow is forecast for much of the state Friday evening beginning in the northwestern part of the state and moving southeast overnight continuing through Saturday. The Missouri Department of Transportation urges people to avoid travel if possible. If you must travel Friday night or Saturday, use extra caution, anticipate slower travel …

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