MU Extension and SBDC partner to help farmers through challenges brought on by COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 has affected U.S. residents near and far, whether urban or rural. Farmers are no exception, and the University of Missouri Extension and Missouri’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have started working together to help farmers facing… more

Missouri State Fair cancels less than a month out

Increasing COVID-19 cases have led to the cancelation of yet another event for Missourians, this time an announcement released stating the cancellation of the Missouri State Fair. This year the fair will have a youth livestock show instead of hosting… more

Small businesses in Missouri to receive millions in grant funds through new program

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced a new Small Business Grant Program that could provide up to $30 million for Missouri small businesses, according to a Tuesday news release from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Designed to… more

Mid-America economy in June shows an advance above growth neutral

June survey highlights from the Mid-America Business Conditions Index show that for a ninth straight month, the overall index rose above growth neutral. On average, bankers estimated that farmland prices declined by 4.0 percent over the past 12 months and… more

Lawsuit filed in Missouri against Monsanto

The St. Louis law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham - a firm experienced in successful class-action lawsuits - has filed one in Missouri against Monsanto Co., claiming illegal and misleading advertising of its Roundup weed killer, according to the St.… more

Rural Mainstreet Index Climbs for June

Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index for June was released today, and if it showed anything, it showed that things in the rural heartland could be worse: After all, they were—in May. The June index, based on surveys of bankers in… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

$19B Farmer Relief Detailed

The Department of Agriculture released details on how the $19 billion in relief for farmers will be given out to recipients. Farmers that have suffered a loss of five percent or more are eligible for up to $250,000 per person.… more

Producer Price Index Sees Biggest-Ever Drop

The Producer Price Index fell 1.3 percent in April, the biggest decline in the history of the report, said the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. "In April, over 80 percent of the decrease in the final demand index can be… more

Trump Says Government Buying $3B From Farmers, Ranchers

The federal government plans to purchase $3 billion in crops, meat and dairy products from farmers that will be used in food banks and other facilities, announced President Donald Trump over the weekend. Farmers and ranchers, which were already suffering… more