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Missouri Farm Bureau Opposes Amendment 3

Citing it as a “flawed” proposal, the Missouri Farm Bureau has officially opposed Amendment 3 and is encouraging its members to vote NO on Election Day. Their opposition continues the trend of other organizations and school boards coming out against Amendment 3.

Here is the full statement from the Missouri Farm Bureau:

“The Missouri Farm Bureau Board of Directors at their most recent board meeting voted to oppose Constitutional Amendment

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Tanner Johnson, Family Represent County at State Fair

And beyond

Even before the Johnson family was selected to represent Daviess County at the Missouri State Fair, Tanner Johnson was representing the family, school and neighborhood on two ag related brochures — USDA Youth Farm Loan and Daviess County Extension.

Tanner, 15, applied for the USDA youth loan at age 10 after he had finished showing pigs for a year. He purchased seventeen hogs. His project has since grown

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GFG Purchases Ag Companies at Jamesport, Trenton

GFG Ag Services has purchased the retail elevator located at Jamesport, according to Tracey Wright, vice-president of commercial sales for GFG.

The transaction took place in early June. There are two employees: Jarett Webb, manager, Gilman City, and Gordon Hale, Jamesport, at the location on Hwy 190. The company has a full line of Purina Feed products, chemical, fertilizer, NH3, and provides custom application.

GFG also purchased Hoffman and Reed

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Five from Winston Attend FFA Degree Ceremony

Five Winston sophomores attended the Area 2 FFA Association Chapter Degree Ceremony on Sept. 17, where they met National FFA Officer Wes Davis. They were Gillian Heldenbrand, Lane Fortner, Saxton Pliley, Dalton Youtsey, and Elizabeth O’Dell. Area 2 Officer Georgia Caldwell of Winston had the opportunity to listen to the national officer, as well as view a slide show of the area’s chapter degree recipients. The chapter degree is the

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Gallatin FFA Members Receive Degree Pins

Twelve members of the Gallatin FFA Chapter attended the Area II FFA Association Chapter Degree ceremony in Cameron on Sept. 17. This event recognized FFA members starting their second year of membership in the FFA Organization and presented them with their Chapter Degree pin. Featured speaker was Wesley Davis, Eastern Region National FFA Officer. Tannah Terry, Gallatin FFA president and Area II secretary, was also in attendance.

FFA members attending

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MDC Announces Seed Buying Dates

The Missouri Department of Conservation will again be buying tree and shrub seed this year.

Every fall, throughout the state, the Missouri Department of Conservation operates seed buying stations. The Chillicothe office is one of those stations.

The seed collected in Chillicothe and other collection points are shipped to the George O. White nursery at Licking and used for producing the seedlings that are sold to the public every spring.

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Poosey Quail Area Habitat Tour

CHILLICOTHE, MO — On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a free tour of the Poosey Quail Focus Area Habitat will be given, and is to include lunch and resource materials at no cost. RSVP by Sept. 24 to participate in tour highlights, which will include edge feathering, warm season grass establishment, pollinator plots, prescribed burning, how to conduct fall covey count, and more. Directions to the

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Civil Bend Farm Celebrates 150 Years in Family

A farm near Civil Bend has been 150 years in the family and will celebrate the event with an open house between 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The farm is presently owned by Alan and Linda Hutchinson Goodwin of Platte City. The farm is located on I-35 and DD Hwy. Take the 72 exit off of I-35 and go east on DD to the first drive on the right.

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Capital Report: The 2014 Veto Session

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Last week, the Missouri General Assembly convened the 2014 veto session. The constitutionally directed session provides the legislature the opportunity to override bills vetoed by the governor. Unlike regular session when a simple majority vote is enough to approve a bill, it takes a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers to overturn a veto. This means any measure that is ultimately overridden requires broad support,

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