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World facing “food crisis and famine” over Russian invasion

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The world will soon experience a global food crisis due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The dire warning was issued by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky as he addressed by video graduates of ...

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Missouri celebrates contributions of farmers and ranchers during National Agriculture Week

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With less than 2 percent of Americans producing the nation’s food and fiber, it is easy to overlook how important agriculture is to Missouri’s economy. It has a statewide economic impact of $93.7 ...

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Missouri State Fair showcases $8 million facility improvements

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Visitors to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia next month will enjoy about $8 million in improvements to the grounds. This includes campground improvements, brick horse barn upgrades and major renovations at ...

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Here’s the latest new Missouri laws going into effect

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Another Missouri legislative session is in the books, with a number of new laws enacted. From license plates honoring black baseball players to prescription drug monitoring and agricultural inspections, here are the ...

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Missouri becomes one of last states to tax online purchases

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For over a decade, brick-and-mortar retailers have called foul on the fact that Amazon purchases were not subject to sales tax. Economists say that policy allowed Amazon, and other online retailers, to ...

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New website to assist Kansans coping with ag-related stress

Agriculture producers have faced significant challenges in recent years, including the stress of market uncertainties, natural disasters, ongoing trade wars and other setbacks. These stressful situations have led to heightened focus on ...

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Missouri lawmaker criticizes Roman god on top of capitol dome

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A Missouri lawmaker is not happy that a statue of Ceres, the Roman god of agriculture, is being returned to the dome of the capitol in Jefferson City after restoration. Rep. Mike ...

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Kansas students participate in Taiwan agricultural youth exchange

Two Kansas students traveled to Taiwan Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2019, to represent the state as part of a long-standing student exchange program to learn about Taiwan’s agricultural industry and how Kansas agriculture ...

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Trump signs $47 billion trade agreement with Japan in blow to China

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Lost in the news this week comes a major victory in the trade war with Communist China. The United States and Japan signed on Oct. 7 a trade agreement that would open up markets to ...

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Bees are disappearing and evidence shows herbicides are to blame

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The humble honeybee is sending a warning about the environmental disruption that affects not just this key link in our food production, but affects multiple species, with serious, negative effects on human ...

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5 craziest ideas in the Green New Deal

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Socialists in Congress are unveiling their Green New Deal of a utopian wish list of control: economy goals sure to make Karl Marx smile from his grave. COMMENTARY Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ...

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Rural Missourians and Congressional delegates support tariffs

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Missouri’s Republican Congressional representatives are finding rural support America’s tariffs to protect agricultural export. President Trump had said it would not be long before other countries began to reduce their high tariffs ...

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