Editorials

Our roads really suck

    I have to agree with Mr. Gary Hoover’s letter about the condition of the rural roads in Crawford County. I live off Saddle Club Road, west of Cuba and the potholes remind me of those you see on TV about St. Louis. You can really hurt your car and cost many dollars in repairs because those potholes are so big.

Taking conservation efforts to next level

    Conservation efforts can be rewarding for farmers and lead to healthier soil and increased yields. Many of these efforts are supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

Shouldn’t single out MDC employee

    I have never written before. I thought it more than generous that you gave Mr. Dablemont a second chance. I had intended to write this letter after reading his column where he, by name, singled out a young Missouri Conservation officer.

Rural investment being prioritized

    With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law last November—a $1.3 trillion investment in our nation’s infrastructure—major funding is now available to rural communities. These funds can be used to rebuild roads and bridges, invest in high-speed internet access and clean drinking water, and upgrade electric power infrastructure.

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