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Go Beyond Buy Local. Think Invest Local Too!

Buy local. It’s a well known strategy for small towns. Keeping your grocery money close to home keeps the grocery store close to home. Economists tell us that every dollar spent at a locally owned business generates two to four times the economic benefit.

But what if we take it to the next level? What if we “invest local” too?

Special Editon Letter to the Editor: Waters of the US Rule

Dear Editor,

The state of Missouri is tremendously fortunate to have abundant and diverse water supplies across our entire state. From underground aquifers to flowing steams and rivers and the many beautiful lakes they sustain, Missouri is blessed.

Located at the heart of the nation, Missouri is an attractive destination for many industries, including agriculture, because of our natural resources and accessibility.

Actively Engaged - The President Must Act

President Obama declared in January that despite Congressional logjams, “America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

In Celebration of Farmers

National Farm to School month is upon us. Remember it’s about getting fresh, healthy, locally grown food to our children. Remember it starts with the farmer.

Anybody knows the challenge who has tried to grow food in a pot, a small garden, vertically, horizontally — the heat too much, the frost too soon, the pests too plenty; the rain too scarce.

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