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THE EGGLESTON REPORT – FOUR BILLS VETOED

July 14 was the deadline for Governor Parson to either sign or veto the bills passed by…

We Won… This Time

Dear Friend, Earlier this week the Office of Management and Budget finally withdrew their disastrous proposal that…

Founding Farms Pass Test of Time, Build 200 Years of Missouri Tradition

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   Missouri has seen a lot of changes in…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – TWO MORE BILLS SIGNED

Governor Parson has signed two more bills.  The first I will describe in this week’s report is SB51…

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Dear Friend, By this point, we’ve heard it all. First, we were told there wasn’t really a…

FROM THE BENCH – WHAT’S IN AN OATH?

Webster’s Dictionary defines it as: “A solemn attestation of the truth or inviolability of one’s words.” Every…

Art Isn’t Infrastructure

Dear Friend, This week, Speaker Pelosi rammed through her $715 billion fake “infrastructure” bill. Throughout the debate…

Fireworks, Food and Family: Cookout Costs Steady for Fourth of July

by Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   Much like Christmas and birthday wish lists, my…

A Farmer’s Best Friend

By Hailey Douglass, Farm Bureau Public Affairs intern for summer 2021   American farmers have many tools…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – RENEWING THE F.R.A.

I am writing this on Thursday, June 24.  By the time you read this in the newspaper…

Farmers Won’t Back Down from a Fight

Dear Friend, Here’s something I thought I’d never have to say: Obama’s WOTUS is back. It seems…

Turn up the Heat: Cattle Markets Need Transparency

by Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   As livestock producers, we strive to care for…

Extension Connection – Pinkeye & Ag Equipment

  commentary provided by Jim Humphrey, Livestock Specialist for MU Extension & Agricultural Business  Counselor for Missouri…

Farm Bureau Stands United behind America’s Farmers & Ranchers at the Southern Border

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   In rural Missouri, we know what it’s like…

Insanity by Sam Graves

Dear Friend, They say doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – ROBO-DELIVERIES

I remember as a kid watching George Jetson commute to work in a little flying car, and…

Bridging the Digital Divide

Dear Friend, Like it or not, the internet has become a huge part of our lives, a…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – LOTTERY WINNERS

 If you won the lottery today, everyone is going to know about it.  That’s because the names…

Missouri Farmers Focus on Mental Health

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   On the farm, the “to do” list never…

Saving the Family Farm by Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, Farming is a family business. It always has been. Most farmers have been working cattle…

FROM THE BENCH by Judge Brent Elliott

Growing up on our farm near Eagleville, Missouri, I never had a fleeting thought of becoming an…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – WAYFAIR

The biggest accomplishment of my legislative career has to be finally passing the Wayfair bill that includes…

STARTER 2.0: Common Sense Solutions to Fix America’s Infrastructure

Dear Friend, Roads and bridges are what most folks think of when we talk about infrastructure. Surface…

Legislature Tallied Some Hits, but Left Key Farm Bureau Priorities On Base In Spring Session

submitted by Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   Baseball is a magnificent game. From the…

Extension Connection-Boundaries and Expectations

Presented by Jessica Trussell, Field Specialist in Human Development with University of Missouri Extension in Chillicothe.

Extension Connection – 2021 Grazing School & Pinkeye

submitted by Jim Humphrey,  Livestock Specialist for MU Extension & Agricultural Business in Andrew County & Counselor…

MO Chamber – Legislative Success Brings Reason For Economic Optimism

The Missouri General Assembly has passed vital, forward-looking legislation that will modernize our infrastructure, safeguard reopening businesses…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – 2021 SESSION WRAP-UP

The regular session of the 2021 Missouri legislature has now concluded and is in the books.  Last…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – ONE WEEK LEFT

Eighteen weeks of legislative work will come down to one final hectic week – as it always…

Celebrating Our Teachers

Dear Friend, In my day, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how easy it must…



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