Country musicâs history of honoring those who serve in the armed forces dates back to Ernest Tubb‘s “Soldier’s Last Letter,” which spent four weeks at the top of the country chart in 1944. Those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation have remained on the minds of country artists throughout... Read more »
Tyler Farr trots into the winnerâs circle on Billboardâs country airplay chart this week with âA Guy Walks Into a Bar.â Itâs been a long haul. The song began its upward journey 42 weeks ago. And for the third straight week, the Zac Brown Bandâs Jekyll + Hyde is country musicâs bestselling album. The highest... Read more »
Outside the State Capitol is a memorial to those who have fought in the wars the United States has been in since Missouri became a state in 1821, through the memorial’s dedication in 1991. Jefferson City dentist J.C. Standlee launched an effort to extend it to include the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. “We have a […]
A proposal that would have asked voters to allow the sale of bonds to pay for one more veterans home in Missouri fell short in the legislative session that just ended, but its sponsor tells Missourinet he won’t lose anything by getting it passed in 2016 instead. The proposal offered by Representative Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal) […]
Sustainability is more than a buzz word to Bill Beam, who chairs the United Soybean Boardâs Freedom to Operate Committee.Â Beam, who farms in Pennsylvania, knows what itâs like to conserve water.Â Water conservation is a cornerstone to sustainability, says Beam, and soybean growers have been doing that for a long time. Beam uses technology... Read more »
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Several national farm groups are urging the House of Representatives toÂ act quickly to approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation after the Senate passed it late Friday. In a statement released following the vote, American Farm Bureau president Bob Stallman said, âCongressional support is critical to breaking down trade barriers and completing ambitious new trade agreements... Read more »
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