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Farm Bureau Survey Paints Tentative Picture of 2022

by Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   There are a few places in Appleton where…

Saving America’s Rural Hospitals

Dear Friend, Our rural hospitals are in a crisis. This isn’t a new problem, but the COVID-19…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – REDISTRICTING BEGUN

The U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC is composed of 435 members.  Eight of them come…

Broadband, Property Rights Among Top Farm Bureau Priorities in 2022 Legislative Session

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   Another session of the Missouri General Assembly is…

Replacing Rural Bridges

Dear Friend, You’ve probably noticed a few more road closures and detours over the last couple of…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – 1,183 PRE-FILED BILLS

The 2022 Missouri legislative session has officially begun.  Our state’s regular session spans from the first week…

Extension Connection – MU Feedlot School

MU Feedlot school Extension Connection radio program presented by Jim Humphrey, Field Specialist in Livestock  for MU…

Breaking the Bottleneck

Dear Friend, Most goods that are shipped by river in the Midwest will use the Mississippi River…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – FARM PROPERTY TAXES

When I was growing up on the farm, we had no air conditioning, limited heat, and the…

Take Time to Listen

Dear Friend, Looking back in history, you’d be hard-pressed to find a public servant as dedicated to…

Finding Common Ground

Dear Friend, I don’t have to tell you that our country is facing a lot of problems…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – IP REFORM

This report continues a preview of a few of the issues that I predict the legislature will…

Giving Thanks; Shopping Small

Dear Friend, Once again, we enter a season of thankfulness. It’s a reminder to stop and pause…

Supply Chain Issues Cause Thanksgiving Prices to Jump

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau Turkey, gravy, and all the fixings make for many…

Operation Game Thief: A Program That Works

As published by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and used with permission via the Missouri Department of…

The Last Thing We Need is More Spending

Dear Friend, Earlier this week, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and I wrote an op-ed that was…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – THANKSGIVING

  Most everyone enjoys a good holiday.  For some, their favorite holiday is Christmas, where we celebrate…

Supply Chain Problems Impacting Farmers Across Missouri

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   I’m a notoriously last-minute Christmas shopper, but I…

Extension Connection – Positive Identity Assets

Presented by Jessica Trussell, Field Specialist in Human Development & Family Science in Livingston County.

Extension Connection-Winter, Are You Prepared?

Presented by Jim Humphrey, Field Specialist in Livestock  for MU Extension, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS   This report continues a preview of a few of…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – BACK TO WORK

This report continues a preview of a few of the issues that I predict the legislature will…

Livingston County Sheriff: Letter to President Biden

Letter to President Biden (Disclaimer:  I am very concerned about law enforcement agencies being able to serve…

You’re Going to Pay for It

Dear Friend, Rising prices are absolutely out of control. The New York Times is already projecting this…

FFA Convention: Developing Lifelong Leaders and Enduring Memories

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau Indianapolis is the place to be this week as…

Biden’s Climate Agenda Sounding Alarms for All Americans

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   It seems like every time I wake up…

The Supply Chain Crisis is Real

Dear Friend, We’ve all seen the headlines by now—cargo ships piling up at our ports for weeks…

Extension Connection- Happy Halloween!

Presented by Jessica Trussell, Field Specialist in Human Development & Family Science with University of Missouri Extension…

Extension Connection for Monday October 18, 2021

Jim Humphrey, Livestock Specialist for MU Extension & Agricultural Business Counselor for Missouri SBDC for Agriculture, Food…

Social Security Offices Must Reopen

Dear Friend, For over a year and a half, senior citizens who showed up expecting help at…



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