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Prohibiting the foreign ownership of Missouri farmland

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

By Leslie Holloway   In the 1970s, Missouri and several other states adopted laws prohibiting the ownership of farmland by foreign entities. These laws were prompted by concerns that increasing foreign investment in American farmland could compromise our national security and domestic food production capabilities. Missouri’s prohibition did not apply to farmland used for non-farming purposes and foreign owners who became “bona fide” residents of the United States. Missouri Farm

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  • USDA, FSA news – Livestock portion of Farm Bill first to be enacted

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    New Farm Bill updates The various programs in new Farm Bill will be implemented in increments over time.  The first portion to be implemented will be the Livestock portion, specifically the Livestock Forage and Livestock Indemnity Programs. Signup for the Livestock programs are slated to start Tuesday, April 15 but as of today, we do not have the handbook, payment rates or all of the forms needed.  Signup will end

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol report

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    House Takes Reasoned Approach to Common Core Issue (HB 1490)   While the discussion on the federal Common Core education standards has generated some passionate debate among families and educators across the state, this week the Missouri House took up the subject and had a well-reasoned discussion on how to handle the standards going forward. For those who don’t know, the Common Core standards are meant to provide a consistent

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  • Planning, zoning reviews sign regulations

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    The Bowling Green Planning and Zoning Commission met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. Following roll call, the present members voted unanimously to approve previous meetings minutes and then moved on to old business. During a discussion on zoning changes, the board discussed proper edits and modifications for bill chapter 420 regarding advertising signs. It was noted that the issue had been discussed it

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  • Bailey prepares to take over BGHS

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Bowling Green High School will be under the control of a new, yet familiar, principal for the 2014-2015 school year, as current ag advisor Brock Bailey prepares to take the driver’s seat. “I am excited and apprehensive about the challenges of the new position,” the tenured teacher said. “I look forward to building more relationships with students, staff and patrons.” Bailey has been in an agriculture teaching position for 23

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  • City election results

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Bowling Green has a new leader at the helm following the results of last week’s election. Donald Hunter (267) defeated the incumbent Mayor Jim Moore (147). Also, the much-debated Proposition S, a sales tax dedicated to the improvement and repair of city roads, passed by an extremely slim, four vote margin. According to county clerk Melissa Kempke, 20.3 percent of Bowling Green’s voters hit the polls Tuesday for the election.

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  • BG Police to collect unwanted prescriptions

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    On Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Bowling Green Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Area residents are invited to bring medications for disposal to Bowling Green Police Department at 15 West Church Street.  The service is free and

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  • City committee discusses youth trapping clinic, community garden

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    The Bowling Green city general committee gathered at City Hall Monday night for their regular meeting. Among issues discussed was that of a community garden and youth fur trapping clinic. The meeting was called to order by Alderman Ed Lawson at 5:31 p.m. All members but Kenda Flynn were present as of roll call. In report, the committee heard from Bo Stinnett with Alliance Water Resources, who said a filter

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  • Theft case prepares for trial

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    A pre-trial hearing was held Monday for a Bowling Green man accused of vehicle theft. Wesley Preston, 52, has been charged a class C felony of stealing a motor vehicle. He announced in court on April 7 that he will be prepared for a trial, which is slated to be held on May 5. According to a probable cause statement, the defendant stole a Ford pickup truck and a Chevrolet

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