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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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Business News

Victorian life focus of Louisiana museum annual spring program

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will present its annual spring luncheon Saturday, May 10, featuring Carolyn Miller of Sedalia. Miller, who is a former teacher and is the wife of a minister, will be sharing information about life in Victorian times.  She will bring clothing and other items from that time period to put on display for all to see.  She delights in sharing her collections and her knowledge of

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  • PCMH earns ACR accreditation

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Pike County Memorial Hospital has, again, been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning – sometimes called CAT scanning – is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient

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  • Hope Center holds Appreciation Banquet

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    The Hope Center Appreciation Banquet was held April 7, at the Second Baptist Church. The dinner is sponsored each year by the Bowling Green Ministerial Association to celebrate and honor the volunteers and the board of the Hope Center. The women of Second Baptist provided a wonderful meal, and entertainment was provided by Ron Turner and Marion Branstetter. This year was the beginning year of the Hope Center Bud Henderson

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Technology

Editorial

Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Life is too short to be unhappy. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop us from being chronic complainers and nay-sayers, you know, like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. But let me tell you something… It doesn’t have to be like that. All too often people get caught up in the negative of life. What these people don’t realize is that all of these negative aspects are completely optional. We are all in

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Here’s what I think: the world needs to listen to dear ol’ Pope Francis (Pope Frank, as I like to call him) a little more. I don’t know if you all have heard about him or not, but he’s a pretty cool guy, to put it lightly. Our current Pope has been in the Vatican for right at a year (March 13) and has already turned the Catholic world upside

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    “Hey whatever happened to, waitin’ your turn/Doing it all by hand, cause when everything is handed to you/It’s all only worth as much as the time you put in/In all just seems so good the way we had it/Back before everything became, automatic” - Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”   I heard this little diddy on the radio the other day, and I will tell you it struck a nerve (or chord,

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