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Ag workers at high risk of heat illnesses

Agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat. Heat deaths are 100 percent preventable with water, rest and shade, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. That is why she encourages everyone to support the “Summer 2017 Beat the Heat” campaign from the U.S. Agricultural

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McCaskill announces application process for U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced that her office has begun the process for nominating young Missourians to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for an appointment to the Class of 2022. “It’s truly an honor to be able to help Missouri

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Maillard reaction from grilling makes foods flavorful

Summer is a great time to gather family and friends and fire up the grill. The intense, direct heat of grilling gives food a wonderful crusty texture and flavor that we love. “We can thank the Maillard reaction for the great grilling flavor. This happens when heat, proteins and sugars in food react in a

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June is Dairy Month

Nutritious dairy foods are often forgotten in the American diet. In fact, according to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 85 percent of Americans fall short of the current dairy recommendations. Most Americans need just one more serving of dairy

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Zinnias can be a mainstay in any annual flower garden

A zinnia can brighten any garden according to Kelly McGowan, horticulture educator, University of Missouri Extension. “Although sometimes considered an old-fashioned flower, the zinnia can be a mainstay in the annual flower garden in the Ozarks,” said McGowan. The zinnia is a tough plant. It thrives on heat, and it is drought tolerant. “The zinnia

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Lieutenant Governor sends strong message to Missouri schools

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has condemned Liberty High School in Brentwood, CA. for their administration’s refusal to allow a graduating senior to wear his United States Army uniform during the commencement ceremony. Citing a “graduation uniform” policy, the student was told he could not participate in the ceremony unless he wore the traditional cap and

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Hartzler votes for Financial CHOICE Act

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) voted last week to remove Dodd Frank regulations that treat wealthy Wall Street financial institutions the same as small, community banks. The Financial Choice Act of 2017, H.R. 10, eliminates burdensome, unnecessary regulations for small, local banks and allows them to begin investing in the local economy by giving people access

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: To God be the Glory for a wonderful day of worship and celebration for the 165th Anniversary of Elkton Baptist Church this past Sunday. Marla and I joined Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson and his wife, Teresa, in presenting resolutions to Pastor Kent Parson in recognition of this significant milestone for the church.

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Governor Greitens’ Statement on Donald Ruzicka’s Resignation from Missouri Board of Probation and Parole

Missouri Parole Board member Donald Ruzicka resigned from the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole. Governor Eric Greitens released the following statement, “The reports of Mr. Ruzicka’s actions were disturbing. Playing games at parole board hearings is unacceptable behavior. I’m grateful to Board Chairman Kenny Jones and Director Anne Precythe for their leadership. Our criminal

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