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Historic Delta Queen sails to senate passage

Legislation from U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt to return the historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat to Missouri sailed through the Senate today by a vote of 85-12. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for approval. “We’re full steam ahead to get the Delta Queen back home to the St. Louis

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MoDOT extends special oversize load permit, waives trip and fuel permit for farm trucks participating in wildfire disaster relief

A continuing need for agricultural assistance in neighboring states struck by wildfires prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation, at the request of Gov. Eric Greitens and in consultation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, to extend the availability of special oversize load permits. In addition, MoDOT is temporarily suspending the need for trip and fuel

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Spring Covey Headquarters newsletter

The Spring edition of the Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available.  Click on the following link to view it – https://mdc.mo.gov/wildlife/attracting-wildlife/covey-headquarters-newsletter In this issue: • Managing woody cover • New permit card • Food plot seeding rates • Thistle identification and much more

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Four Town Hall Listening Post meetings in District 125 this week has been challenging and very beneficial.  About a month ago, a Hickory County constituent phoned about issues of concern to her.  Due to the length of time in addressing them over the phone, I suggested we should have a meeting, and

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HARTZLER MEETS WITH LOCAL FFA LEADERS TO MARK NATIONAL AG DAY

HARTZLER MEETS WITH LOCAL FFA LEADERS TO MARK NATIONAL AG DAY — Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) on Tuesday met with Missouri FFA student leaders in her Washington, D.C. office to mark the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day and discuss agriculture policy issues facing the country. “Today I had the pleasure of meeting future leaders

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Celebrating those who feed the world

On Tuesday, we celebrated National Agriculture Day. A number of groups came to Washington this week to discuss the immense benefits of American agriculture and the issues facing the industry. The Future of Agriculture in Missouri I was visited on #NationalAgDay by Missouri FFA State Vice President Katie Imhoff, a California area native and Northwest

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McCaskill: ‘Taxpayer dollars shouldn’t be used to pad the pockets of irresponsible government employees’

U.S. Senator McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Republican Senators Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Dean Heller of Nevada to introduce a bill to prohibit bonuses to federal employees who have engaged in serious misconduct. “This should be a cut-and-dried issue,” said McCaskill, former Missouri State Auditor. “If

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VA, DOD study a major breakthrough for understanding PTSD

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in Veterans, compared with active-duty populations. This is the first known study comparing

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Cool-loving brassicas add color, nutrition

Plant brassicas now so they mature before summer’s heat arrives, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. They are “nutritional powerhouses” that thrive in cool weather. Members of the mustard family, brassicas are easy to grow and can be planted again in early fall, giving gardeners a double crop of these nutritious vegetables, said

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3 steps to reach 100 feeling youthful and healthy

What will your life be like when you turn 100? A century ago the question seemed almost flippant, a needless consideration for most people, but today it’s very real. The percentage of people living to 100 has grown almost 66 percent in the last 30 years, according to U.S. News and World Report. The MDVIP

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