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Holding China Accountable

Dear Friend, I’m the 6th generation in my family to farm. My son is the 7th generation…

Positive Communication

Presented by Jessica Trussell, Field Specialist in Human Development & Family Science Northwest Mo Info · 2.17.22…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – IP REFORM ADVANCES

I have written before on the need to reform the initiative petition (IP) process.  This process was…

Climate-Smart before Climate-Smart was Cool

By Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   It was a big week for Missouri agriculture…

Keeping the Mail Going

Dear Friend, I was always taught you ought to leave something better than you found it. It…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – THE GREAT NORTHWEST

While we heard more bills in committees and on the House floor, the big event of the…

Meet the People Getting Paid to Feed the World

Dear Friend, On Tuesday, the New York Times released what they called an “opinion video” entitled “Meet…

Connect the Drops

by Garrett Hawkins, President of Missouri Farm Bureau   Grandpa sat in his recliner, legs covered with a…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – HOUSE HELPS AG

This week, the Missouri House approved HB 1720, which will renew several key agricultural programs that were set to…

It’s Getting Harder to Get By

Dear Friend, When rising prices were cutting into Americans’ paychecks, we were told inflation was “transitory.” It…

THE EGGLESTON REPORT – MORE MAPS

Last week, I wrote about HB2117, the bill that redraws Missouri’s eight Congressional districts.  That bill has now…

Keeping the EPA Off Our Land

Dear Friend, I’ve been farming since I was old enough to walk. I’m certainly not alone, most…

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…



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