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Corn growers lobby legislators

Missouri Corn Growers Association met with new and returning lawmakers at the state Capitol on Wednesday in their annual trek to share policy priorities and concerns at the start of each legislative session . Association President Mark Scott of Wentzville tells Brownfield the growers’ message to state lawmakers is that 97 percent of Missouri farms …

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Senate bill reduces estate tax rate

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is co-sponsoring a bill that would reduce the estate tax to 20-percent. Blunt says that is equal to the capital gains tax rate. He says the measure would bring relief to family farms and businesses who often suffer “a crushing blow” from the current estate tax rates as they try to …

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Minnesota farmers cautiously optimistic about China

Minnesota farmers are cautiously optimistic about a major trade breakthrough with China. Michael Petefish of Claremont says he’s anxious for progress ahead of high-level trade talks between the U.S. and China next week. “You’re always hoping for something good to happen, but it always seems to slip away at the end. So those letdowns have …

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Randy Travis’ autobiography, “Forever and Ever, Amen,” coming May 14

Thomas NelsonRandy Travis‘ autobiography, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life, will be published May 14 by Christian imprint Thomas Nelson. The memoir follows the Country Music Hall of Famer from his troubled youth in North Carolina through his more than 40 years in the music business. Along …

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Randy’s Travis’ autobiography, “Forever and Ever, Amen,” coming May 14

Thomas NelsonRandy Travis‘ autobiography, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life, will be published May 14 by Christian imprint Thomas Nelson. The memoir follows the Country Music Hall of Famer from his troubled youth in North Carolina through his more than 40 years in the music business. Along …

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Extremist-related killings in 2018 ‘overwhelmingly linked to right-wing’ movements: ADL

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(NEW YORK) — At least 50 people were killed at the hands of domestic extremists in 2018, an increase of 35 percent from the previous year, a new report from the Anti-Defamation League has found. That total makes 2018 the fourth deadliest year for extremist killings since 1970, and 2018 also saw the highest percentage …

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