20 Years Later: Freedom to Farm Hemp

In 1998, the rest of the United States looked on with anticipation as Missouri lawmakers contemplated legislation that would have allowed industrial hemp research...

Opinion: Feral hogs have to go

The average feral hog weighs a little more than 100 pounds - the biggest, about 400. And every one of them is hitting above...

Opinion: Missouri farmers should face consistent rules for raising livestock

Bacon is popular, but living near a hog farm is not. Bacon isn’t possible without hogs, so if we want bacon, we’re going to...

Opinion: Taking steps to end the costly border war with Kansas

Recently, the Missouri Senate approved Senate Bill 182, commonly referred to as the “border war bill.” This legislation reinstates the ban on certain economic...

Opinion: For strong families, it’s time for Republicans to rally behind Trump’s plan for...

President Trump understands the importance of strengthening the family bond by providing parents with the means to spend more time with their newborn children....

Opinion: A freshman rural lawmaker looks at the charter school debate

I am an attorney by trade, but an educator by choice.  The debate on expanding charter schools has itself been an education, featuring plenty...

Opinion: Together, we must stop socialism

When I was in high school, a storm hit the Southwest Missouri community along Table Rock Lake that I call home. The news coverage...

Missouri’s Cassville: The Midwest’s Trout Capital

Trout season is coming. And that’s a big deal in the city of Cassville, nestled deep in the Southwest corner of Missouri. The snowflakes of...

Opinion: More medical marijuana industry opportunities coming to Missouri

We suspected Missouri’s new medical marijuana industry would attract attention, but the outpouring of interest from Missourians wanting to be involved in this industry...

Opinion: I’m a retired school teacher, I support charter schools and you should, too

I am a retired school teacher in support of school choice and I want to tell you why. Teacher unions and school administrators with...

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