Editorials

Farm Bureau supports call for special session

By Garrett Hawkins
    Rural Missouri’s economy runs on agriculture. This has been the case since before Missouri became a state, and it remains true today. Staying on the cutting edge of agricultural production and value-added processing requires investment in capital-intensive projects.

Refunds, not tax cuts are the safest measure

    As Missouri’s legislature heads into a special session next week to consider permanent tax cuts there are several things you should keep in mind: who is paying the highest percent of taxes in our state; the Hancock Amendment provides for giving surplus money back to the taxpayers; and if our legislature lowers taxes and that leads to future problems it will take a statewide vote to restore them.

America’s workforce is stronger than ever

By Marty Walsh, U.S. Secretary of Labor
    On Labor Day we honor the achievements of America’s workers, and in 2022 we have a historic victory to celebrate. Our nation’s working people have come all the way back from the depths of a global pandemic, regaining every job lost and more.

America needs common sense energy policy

By Garrett Hawkins
    No matter your political leanings, nobody can deny that our lives rely on affordable and abundant energy. We need it for obvious things like fueling our cars and tractors, heating and cooling our homes, and running the factories that make the things we use every day.

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