As cattle were auctioned off at the Joplin Regional Stockyards, Governor Nixon met over coffee Monday at the stockyard’s café with local ranchers and farmers. He listened to their stories about how the emergency water cost-share program has helped them and gave them an update on the program.
A Kansas City man who is the top dominoes player in the world says the game teaches life lessons that are important for young people to learn.
Jerome Wooten recently won his fourth world championship in dominoes in the last five years. Other players tell The Kansas City Star that Wooten's reputation makes him feared throughout the dominoes world.
Republican Missouri U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler wants to reduce federal regulators' authority over hydroelectric projects.
Hartzler's district includes part of the Lake of the Ozarks that has been embroiled in controversy during the past year over land near the lake. Land included within the boundary of the hydroelectric project falls under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority, while other property does not.
Fully understanding the potential of agritourism in the Midwest and the country as a whole is hampered by two factors: the lack of an official definition of agritourism and the limited amount of economic data available.