Greetings Fellow Missourians,

    I am currently serving as the Legislator for Missouri State House of Representative in the newly formed 125th district—thanks to the supporters in the Primary elections of 2012, 2014 and 2016. This district includes the southern half of Benton, northern third of Cedar, and all of Hickory and St. Clair Counties. [see map]

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CAPITOL REPORT - August 9, 2018.  As the severe drought continues and conditions become more widespread across the state, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is offering a special over-width hauling permit to help farmers and ranchers move hay as it is needed.  MoDOT will be waiving the cost of the hauling permit, allow loads of up to 12 feet, 4 inches in width, and also move hay during any holiday as well as at night.  (When hauling at night or when visibility is less than 500 feet, drivers must use a reflective, oversized load sign and clearance lights instead of the normally required flags.)  Permits can be requested by phone and, in most cases, will be issued within minutes by fax or email.  The permit fee will be waived through October 31, 2018.  To obtain a permit, hay haulers need to call MoDOT’s Motor Carrier Services office at 1-800-877-8499 to report the year, make, license plate number and (VIN) of the power unit as well as provide the farm business name and address.  These permits will cover delivery within Missouri only and are required for each truck and load. 

More information about the continued drought conditions as well as a directory of producers needing to buy or sell hay is available at www.dnr.mo.gov and www.agriculture.mo.gov

PLEASE BE AWARE:  Most all of the southeastern United States is under quarantine for imported fire ants, which can be easily spread through the transport of hay.  Any farmer concerned that they may have received fire ants in a shipment of hay should call their local University Extension agent as soon as possible!  Please refer to the Imported Fire Ants Quarantined Areas and the Fact Sheet for Moving Baled Hay from Quarantined Areas. 

UPDATE!! 100-MILE YARD SALE:

“Discover More on Route 54” is hosting the Annual 100-Mile Yard Sale scheduled for Labor Day weekend during daylight hours, August 31-September 1, along U.S. Highway 54 including the cities of Nevada, El Dorado Springs, Collins, Weaubleau, Wheatland, Hermitage, Preston, Macks Creek, and Camdenton.   Everyone is invited and encouraged to sell, attend, and‘Discover More on Route 54!’  Sellers will be responsible for their own yard sale signs to attract motorists. With the increased holiday traffic, it’s encouraged that other non-profits (fire departments, churches, etc.) hold rummage sales & fundraisers at the same time.   

For the most up-to-date information on locations on the 100-Mile route, please go to the Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/MOHwy54YardSale/.  If you are planning to host a yard sale on your Highway 54 property, please post the address and hours to the Facebook page. Other details can be found at https://100mileyardsale.wordpress.com/ 

There will be host locations for anyone not living along Highway 54 that would like to participate:

  1. Camdenton - American Family Insurance parking lot (graveled area only), 309 W. Hwy 54.  Must register with cray.hulett@yahoo.com; 
  2. Macks Creek - in front of the Public Water Supply District 1 Office in Macks Creek, 13067 W. US Highway 54; 
  3. Preston - Yates Rustic Range Trading, located 6 miles east of Preston, call for space (417)733-7193; 
  4. Hermitage- Beyond Bargains Flea Market, 624 W. Hwy 54, [Fee charged] call Kathy (417)399-1474 for prices; 
  5. Wheatland - Hwy 54 RV Park (watch for digital sign), across from Main St., call for space (417)282-5400; 
  6. Collins - Brenda’s Quilt Stop & More, located west of Collins along Hwy. 54 call to register (417)876-9997; 
  7. El Dorado Springs - the old Wood’s parking lot, at the junction of Highways 54 & 32; and 
  8. Nevada - Life Church, 421 N. Centennial Blvd.  Must register with LCembassy@gmail.com or call (417)667-9760.

RULES for setting up/selling at a host site: 

1.      First come, first setup basis each day;

2.      Dumpsters located on the property are NOT for public use, please remove everything you do not sell, and be respectful of the host property; and

3.      The sellers will be responsible for their own sale signs to attract motorists.

It is my honor to serve the constituents of District 125. If you ever have questions, concerns, or input, please feel free to contact me any time at (573) 751-4065. YOUR District 125 Capitol office is 413B, and YOU are always welcome!

If you would like to be added to the e-mail list to receive our Capitol Reports, you may e-mail me at warren.love@house.mo.gov or call the Capitol office at (573) 751-4065 and speak with Kelley Rogers, my Legislative Assistant.

“Ride’n for the Brand”

Warren Love

State Representative

Representing the good people

of the 125th District


CAPITOL REPORT - August 2, 2018.  It’s always welcomed when we have the opportunity to visit with our local U.S. officials.  Both U.S. Senator Blunt and Congresswoman Hartzler have recently been in District 125 for several functions, and I appreciated having a chance to visit with each of them about several issues that have local impact. 

Senator Blunt went on tours of the Hickory County Health Department’s new facility and Golden Valley Medical Clinic in Osceola.  During each tour he addressed Alzheimer’s and the desperate need for a cure.  Since Senator Blunt became chairman of the Federal Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies 4 years ago, research funding for Alzheimer’s has almost been quadrupled in the budget bill from $631 million to $2.34 billion.  He stated that every hour Alzheimer’s disease costs taxpayers $21 million dollars with someone new in the U.S. developing the disease every 65 seconds.  AND Medicare and Medicaid currently spend $186 billion caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias…this is 67% of the total cost of these programs.  Therefore, research for a cure or even a small discovery breakthrough would be significant. 

Joining us for the monthly Osceola Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Friday, Congresswoman Hartzler addressed the need for broadband internet in our rural communities.  The spending bill that was passed earlier this year in Washington, D.C., includes an additional $600 million in grants and loans to be applied to deploying broadband internet to rural communities that need it the most.  Her amendment to the Farm Bill was included in the House version and would increase the minimum speed requirement for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service programs to ensure quality high-speed internet will be implemented.  This can definitely benefit our district.

Congresswoman Hartzler 

PHOTO ABOVE: Congresswoman Hartzler spoke to members of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce at their luncheon on Friday, July 27th.

Congresswoman Hartzler also spoke on the need to increase funding to support the military.  The National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 includes a 2.6% pay increase for our service men and women, which is the largest increase in 9 years.  The Act also authorizes funding for B-2 Bomber modifications, A-10 wing replacements, and funding for the B-21 (next generation long-range strike bomber).  These aircraft are all at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster and only 45 minutes from District 125, which has many family recreational activities to offer the troops and their families.

GOVERNOR PARSON TAKES ACTION ON DROUGHT: 

Last Wednesday, Governor Parson signed an executive order declaring a drought alert for 47 counties experiencing severe or extreme drought in Missouri.   Tina Dulaban, District Manager for the Soil and Water Conservation District in Benton County (SWCD), reports there are now 52 counties terribly affected.  While Benton, Cedar, Hickory and St. Clair Counties have been very blessed and are not a part of the drought alert, the entire state is being closely monitored: U.S. Drought Monitor Map.  Ms. Dulaban and other members of the SWCD participated in a webinar yesterday, August 1st, discussing what is being done by the State of Missouri Soil and Water Conservation Districts to assist the counties in the alert.  She said action includes:  1) Grazing management practices that include a water source development and/or a water distribution; 2) Cleaning out ponds that have previously been paid for under state cost share programs in past years; and 3) Planting cover crops on cropland that can be hayed or grazed. 

Missouri farmers are hardest hit in the drought, and as Ms. Dulaban stated, “Livestock forage needs are a huge concern.”  While Benton County and all of District 125 are not a part of the alert at this time, if the U.S. Drought Monitor determines a drastic change in conditions, assistance is ready to be provided.   Benton County SWCD:  660-547-2351, Ext. 3;  Cedar County SWCD:  417-276-3388, Ext. 3; Hickory County SWCD:  417-745-6613;  St. Clair County SWCD:   417-646-8108, Ext. 3.   https://mosoilandwater.land/ 

100-MILE YARD SALE COMING SOON:

“Discover More on Route 54” is hosting the Annual 100-Mile Yard Sale scheduled for Labor Day weekend during daylight hours, August 31-September 1, along U.S. Highway 54 including the cities of Nevada, El Dorado Springs, Collins, Weaubleau, Wheatland, Hermitage, Preston, Macks Creek, and Camdenton.   Everyone is invited and encouraged to sell, attend, and‘Discover More on Route 54!’  Sellers will be responsible for their own yard sale signs to attract motorists. With the increased holiday traffic, it’s encouraged that other non-profits (fire departments, churches, etc.) hold rummage sales & fundraisers at the same time.  https://100mileyardsale.wordpress.com/

There will be host locations for anyone not living along Highway 54 that would like to participate.  These sites will be posted next week. 

RULES for setting up/selling at a host site: 

1.      First come, first setup basis each day;

2.      Dumpsters located on the property are NOT for public use, please remove everything you do not sell, and be respectful of the host property; and

3.      The sellers will be responsible for their own sale signs to attract motorists.


CAPITOL REPORT - July 26, 2018.  I have spent the last several days attending my third Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) which was hosted by Missouri this year in St. Louis.  The 72nd Annual Meeting of the SLC joined together more than 1,300 legislators, staff, and guests from 15 Southern states to discuss regional and national policy issues.   The SLC was established in 1947 and is non-partisan with the mission to encourage cooperation and sharing of effective policy solutions to better serve constituents.  I serve on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee as well as the Energy and Environment Committee. 

During the event, members of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee went on an agricultural technical tour on the Mississippi River.   One 15-mile section of the river is known as the Agricultural Coast of America.  It can handle up to 500 barges per day.  Each tugboat pushes a group of 15 Barges transporting grain, coal, fertilizer, and much more.   One barge has the capacity of 1,500 tons, 62,500 bushels, or 453,500 gallons of products. The typical 15-barge tow is capable of hauling 22,500 tons or 767,500 bushels; that figures out to be 950 semi-truckloads!

A highlight of the annual SLC meeting is the Campaign Against Hunger event.  Marla and I gathered with everyone for an organized food-packaging assembly, and more than 50,000 meals were prepared for food banks in the St. Louis area. 

Our opening speaker for the SLC meeting was John O’Leary, who survived a 1% chance of living after being burned over his entire body as a young boy.  In his speeches, he motivates others to live a more significant life.  He is a truly inspirational young man!

Our closing speaker at the 72nd Annual SLC Meeting was Johnny Morris.   Founder of Bass Pro, he is also an avid outdoorsman with a passion for conservation.   I visited with him briefly about eradicating feral hogs on some of his property that is located just west of Roscoe. 

MO DEPT OF CONSERVATION CWD SAMPLING EFFORTS FOR 2018 DEER SEASON:

From MDC-Jefferson City:  If you harvest a deer from certain counties in the CWD Management Zone during Nov. 10 or 11, 2018, you must take your deer (or the head with at least 6 inches of the neck in place) on the day of harvest to one of the following designated CWD sampling stations:  MDC CWD Sampling Stations  (You may take your deer to any station on this list.)   For questions about CWD sampling stations in Cedar, Hickory, and St. Clair Counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Southwest Regional Office at 417-895-6880.

The 31 counties for mandatory sampling are: Adair, Barry, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Cedar, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Grundy, Hickory, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Macon, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, Moniteau, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Putnam, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington.

 MDC confirmed 33 new cases of CWD following the testing of nearly 24,500 free-ranging Missouri deer through its sampling and testing efforts last season. The new cases were found in Adair, Cedar, Franklin, Jefferson, Linn, Macon, Perry, Polk, St. Clair, and Ste. Genevieve counties. These new cases bring the total number of free-ranging deer in Missouri confirmed to have CWD to 75. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.

The CWD Management Zone consists of counties in or near where cases of the disease have been found. The 48 counties are: Adair, Barry, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Franklin, Gasconade, Grundy, Hickory, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Putnam, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington.

To help limit the possible spread of CWD, MDC encourages hunters to process deer as close as possible to where harvested and to properly dispose of carcass parts by leaving or burying parts on site, or bagging parts and placing them in trash containers.

ALSO:  According to the Wildlife Code of Missouri, the placement of grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable natural and manufactured products used to attract deer is prohibited year-round within counties of the CWD Management Zone. Exceptions are feed placed within 100 feet of any residence or occupied building, feed placed in such a manner to reasonably exclude access by deer, and feed and minerals present solely as a result of normal agricultural or forest management, or crop and wildlife food production practices. 

100-MILE YARD SALE COMING SOON:

“Discover More on Route 54” is hosting the Annual 100-Mile Yard Sale scheduled for Labor Day weekend during daylight hours, August 31-September 1, along U.S. Highway 54 including the cities of Nevada, El Dorado Springs, Collins, Weaubleau, Wheatland, Hermitage, Preston, Macks Creek, and Camdenton.   Everyone is invited and encouraged to sell, attend, and‘Discover More on Route 54!’  Sellers will be responsible for their own yard sale signs to attract motorists. With the increased holiday traffic, it’s encouraged that other non-profits (fire departments, churches, etc.) hold rummage sales & fundraisers at the same time.   –More information will be posted regularly.


CAPITOL REPORT - July 19, 2018.  After six years of legislative work to reform Missouri’s Prevailing Wage Law, Governor Mike Parson signed a Reform Bill into law last Friday.  Several of us were asked to join him for the bill signing, and

I spoke briefly how he and I had filed identical Senate and House bills to allow 90 third-class rural counties to opt out of the state’s Prevailing Wage requirement during my first year as a representative in 2013.  We got it passed through the House and to the Senate the last week of session in 2013.  A senator for our district at that time, Governor Parson, was handling HB 409, and it was filibustered for more than six hours on the Senate floor.  After being laid aside due to the filibuster, it failed without any further activity that week. 

Six years later, with hard work and compromise, we finally got the Prevailing Wage Law reformed so that rural counties across Missouri are able to do public works projects at a more reasonable cost. 

I firmly believe it is our obligation as legislators to require our government to be good stewards and spend our taxpayer dollars wisely.   Reform of Prevailing Wage is one of the most important ways to achieve this.  Our public work projects should be awarded to the most qualified/competitive bidder.

SS HCS HBs 1729, 1621 & 1436, Labor Reform, was signed into law by Governor Parson on Friday, July 13. 

As the July 14 deadline for the governor to take action on bills approached, Gov. Parson signed several pieces of legislation into law, and vetoed a handful of others. In total, Gov. Parson signed 63 bills after taking office.  In addition to the bills signed by the previous governor, the legislature saw the majority of the 150 bills it “truly agreed” signed into law. 

The governor vetoed only three bills and said he would reach out to House and Senate leadership to explore options and discuss efforts to address veto concerns. The governor had also issued 21 line-item vetoes in the state budget.  In total, he line-item vetoed more than $12 million in funding contained in 10 different appropriations bills. 

Lawmakers will now consider what, if any, actions to take with the vetoed bills.  The House Budget Committee met on July 17 this week to review the line-item vetoes in the budget.  Committee members used the time to gather information to assess whether immediate action needs to be taken to address the programs that will lose funding because of the vetoes.  Legislators will next meet in September for the annual Veto Session where they could decide to attempt to override some of the governor’s vetoes. 

Historic Tax Relief for Missouri Families Signed into Law:   

Legislation approved during session, HB 2540, will provide significant tax relief to Missouri families in 2019. The bill recently signed into law by the governor will allow Missourians to keep more of their paychecks.  The legislation provides for the largest single-year tax cut in Missouri’s history.

A previous tax cut approved by the General Assembly lowers Missouri’s income tax by a tenth of a percent each time the state sees sufficient revenue growth.  The cut has already lowered Missouri’s highest income tax rate from 6 percent to 5.9 percent.  Now, because of this year’s solid revenue growth, the rate is set to drop to 5.8 percent for 2019 tax filings. 

Now, because of the tax cut approved this year, Missourians will see even more savings for 2019. The new cut will reduce the tax burden for Missouri families even further to 5.4 percent. Another portion of the bill will eventually reduce the tax rate to 5.1 percent as long as the revenue growth triggers are met. With these triggers, Missouri will be one of the top states for lowest income taxes.  

The Roscoe Christian Church commemorated their 150th Anniversary this past weekend with several activities including a special celebration service on Saturday with a resolution presented to Pastor Milton Jones and the congregation in recognition of church’s history and service.

Last Saturday evening, Senator Sandy Crawford and I had the honor of presenting House and Senate Resolutions to retiring Fire Chief Owen Elliot for 48 years of dedicated service to the El Dorado Springs Fire Department.  

100-MILE YARD SALE COMING SOON:

“Discover More on Route 54” is hosting the Annual 100-Mile Yard Sale scheduled for Labor Day weekend during daylight hours, August 31-September 1, along U.S. Highway 54 including the cities of Nevada, El Dorado Springs, Collins, Weaubleau, Wheatland, Hermitage, Preston, Macks Creek, and Camdenton.   Everyone is invited and encouraged to sell, attend, and‘Discover More on Route 54!’  Sellers will be responsible for their own yard sale signs to attract motorists. With the increased holiday traffic, it’s encouraged that other non-profits (fire departments, churches, etc.) hold rummage sales & fundraisers at the same time.   –More information will be posted regularly.


CAPITOL REPORT - July 12, 2018.  It’s the season for County Youth Fairs!  While attending the Land-O-Lakes Youth Fair in El Dorado Springs, I visited with Kendra Stewart of Osceola.  She is showing a Black Whiteface Crossbred Heifer.  Youth fairs are a great way for our youth to learn responsibility and skills of caring for livestock.

 

I am happy to report that Governor Parson signed legislation last Friday that will allow all Missouri counties the ability to collect fees to enhance 911 services.  It will be up to eachcounty commission to submit to the voters of the county a proposal to authorize the commission to enact a tax for the purpose of providing central dispatching of fire protection, emergency ambulance service, including emergency telephone services, and other emergency services.  It will be limited not to exceed $1.50 per device on subscribers of any communications service or owner of any device enabled to contact 911 solely for the purpose of funding 911 service in the county.  If approved by the voters, revenue from this fee, except for certain administrative and collection costs of the providers and the Department of Revenue, will be deposited into the Missouri 911 Service Trust Fund to be remitted monthly by the Director of the Department of Revenue to the governing body of the county.  

The effective date of this law is August 28, 2018.  Choosing to enact this tax will provide the ability to drastically reduce the time involved in responding to an emergency.  Previously, taxes have only been collected on landlines, which are steadily declining, to cover 911 services.   Throughout the committee hearings on this legislation, the advocates testifying in favor have been overwhelming.  They include:  the MO Ambulance Association, the American Heart Association, Missouri Nurses Association, Missouri State Council of Firefighters, Missouri Fire Service Alliance, Missouri Chapter Association of Public Safety Communication Officials, Missouri Committee for the Deaf, Missouri Municipal League, Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Missouri Association of Counties, Missouri 911 Directors Organization, Missouri National Emergency Number Association, Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association, the Missouri Chapter of the National Social Workers, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, and many more. 

DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM SIGNED INTO LAW:

Three pieces of legislation approved by the General Assembly this year (SBs 718, 826 and 951) all contained a provision to help fight prescription drug abuse. The change to state law will expand Missouri’s drug take back program so that Missourians are more easily able to dispose of their unwanted prescription medications. 

Citizens will be able to discard unfinished prescriptions year-round by dropping them off at authorized sites such as pharmacies. (Without the change, Missouri pharmacies would be barred from taking prescriptions they did not dispense.)  Specifically, unused controlled substances will be accepted from the public through collection receptacles, drug disposal boxes, and other means provided through drug take back programs by a drug enforcement agency-authorized collector in accordance with federal regulations, regardless of whether or not the authorized collector originally dispensed the drug.

The act also requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to develop an education and awareness program about drug disposal by August 28, 2019.  The program will be a web-based resource that describes available drug disposal options, provides a list of take back sites, and provides a list of take back events.  The goal is to allow collection in as many places as possible to make it easy for people to dispose of unused prescription drugs and get them off the streets.  

MISSOURI ENDS FISCAL YEAR 2018 WITH STRONG REVENUE GROWTH:

As Fiscal Year 2018 ended at the close of June, the state received good news regarding the healthier-than-expected growth of state revenues.  While state budget leaders had predicted growth of 1.9 percent, the state saw the fiscal year end with growth of 5 percent.  I attribute this more-than-double growth to low unemployment rates and a thriving economy in Missouri. 

100-MILE YARD SALE COMING SOON:

“Discover More on Route 54” is hosting the Annual 100-Mile Yard Sale scheduled for Labor Day weekend during daylight hours, August 31-September 1, along U.S. Highway 54 including the cities of Nevada, El Dorado Springs, Collins, Weaubleau, Wheatland, Hermitage, Preston, Macks Creek, and Camdenton.   Everyone is invited and encouraged to sell, attend, and‘Discover More on Route 54!’  Sellers will be responsible for their own yard sale signs to attract motorists. With the increased holiday traffic, it’s encouraged that other non-profits (fire departments, churches, etc.) hold rummage sales & fundraisers at the same time.   –More information will be posted regularly.


CAPITOL REPORT - June 28, 2018. July 4th… while most simply refer to it as the Fourth of July, the people of this great nation cannot and should not forget its true designation as Independence Day.  This special day is far more than just another on the calendar, or a reason to take time off from work.  It is recognition of the battles fought; the lives given; and the peace that was forged in order to form a more perfect union.  It is a celebration of all that makes America great and a reminder that the freedoms that define this nation were hard-earned, and require the continued commitment of the American people to maintain.

Interestingly, while the nation will celebrate its independence on July 4, it is the date of July 2, 1776 that marks when a closed session of Congress first approved a resolution of independence.  In fact, it was John Adams who wrote, “The second day of July, 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America.  I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary festival.”  Adams missed the mark by two days, as the nation now celebrates the date shown on the Declaration of Independence, but his point remains valid about the annual celebration that occurs in recognition of this nation's greatness. 

As we gather this year for Independence Day to enjoy time with family and friends, eat some barbecue, watch some fireworks, or however we choose to celebrate, it's important to remember the date itself is not what defines this holiday.  Yes, many will always refer to the holiday as the Fourth of July, but the true meaning of this annual celebration is to remind all Americans about the struggle this nation underwent to achieve independence, and to give us an appreciation for how abundantly blessed we are to live in a nation where we are truly free.   America is the greatest nation on earth, and we have reason to be truly thankful for all we have not only on Independence Day, but on each and every day the United States continues to be the land of the free and the home of the brave, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all! 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN DISTRICT 125:

PHOTO: A new Dollar General is being completed in Hermitage.  Tentative plans for opening are on Monday, July 23, 2018.

PHOTO: Construction is well underway for a new MFA feed processing facility in Lowry City. 

DON’T LOSE YOUR INDEPENDENCE THIS FOURTH OF JULY:

MoDOT would like to remind everyone that local law enforcement will be out in full force June 29-July 4 on the lookout for impaired drivers.  There are no warnings issued; impaired driving equals immediate arrest.  Don’t risk losing your independence by choosing to drink and drive.  Last year over the July 4th holiday, there were 26 people killed and 72 seriously injured in traffic crashes in Missouri.  Of the 26 people killed, 16 were involved in a crash where there was at least one substance-impaired driver. 

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety recommends always wearing your seatbelt; planning a safe way home before the fun begins; designating a sober driver ahead of time; and if you see an impaired driver on the road, don’t hesitate to call law enforcement.  

MO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DICAMBA CUT-OFF DATES:

The Missouri Department of Agriculture reminds all farmers and pesticide applicators across Missouri that, according to Missouri’s 24c label, all applications of ENGENIA, FEXAPAN and XTENDIMAX for the 2018 growing season must come to a halt when any of the following apply: 

  • Soybeans reach the first reproductive growth stage (R1 – first flower).
  • Wind is blowing in the direction of neighboring sensitive crops (ex. non-dicamba tolerant soybeans, vegetable and fruit crops, etc.).
  • Spraying cut-off dates have passed.  

The Missouri 24c labels for ENGENIA, FEXAPAN and XTENDIMAX prohibit the use of these three products after June 10, 2018, in Southeast Missouri and after July 15, 2018, in all remaining Missouri counties.

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