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BBB: look out for grandparents scams this busy summer travel season

A busy travel season often presents opportunities for scammers to attempt the so-called “grandparent scam.” Receiving a frantic phone call may scare people into letting their guard down, but Better Business Bureau (BBB) encourages everyone to make sure they know signs of this scam as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and travel increases. If you get

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Old Farmer’s Advice

Paul Warner Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumblebee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled. Meanness don’t just happen overnight. Forgive your enemies;

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Hemp growers to receive additional flexibility and remediation options

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced federal approval of the state’s amendment to the Industrial Hemp Plan. With the approval, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service affirmed that Missouri’s amended plan complies with federal law and regulations. Key changes include: Increasing the pre-harvest window for compliance sampling from 15 to 30 days Allowing

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

Lawmakers passed several measures during the 2021 legislative session that, I believe, are of benefit to the residents of the 28th Senatorial District: Senate Bill 2 expands the Missouri Works program to cover projects that support Missouri’s military installations. This was signed into law on April 22. Senate Bill 26 prevents the Missouri Department of

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Warm-season annual forage crops

Cool-season grass hay fields may not be producing the usual yields this year, so summer annual forage crops may be a reasonable alternative for some producers.  Summer annuals can be effectively used for grazing or conserved as hay or haylage and can be an important forage source if abused pastures or hay fields are going

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BBB Spring Cleaning Tips

For years, spring cleaning has been a ritual for many Americans. It is a perfect time to declutter and organize. While some of your items might head for a yard sale, there are other things you might like to donate. Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds consumers to do research before they make a donation. “Between

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Parson announces Missouri to end all federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

In order to address workforce shortages across the state, Governor Mike Parson today directed the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) to notify the U.S. Department of Labor that Missouri will end participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance programs effective Saturday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m. “From conversations with business owners across

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Kalberloh report

Citizens of the 125th District, The first year of my two year term came to close today at 6pm.   I don’t know where to start on all that has happened and all that I have learned as a first year legislature!  I do know that I have gained so much knowledge on the process

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