Two Missouri crayfish species may be listed as ‘threatened’ under Endangered Species Act

by Bryce Gray, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cambaridae: Procambarus alleni. Credit: Thomas Seip/Wikipedia The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing two kinds of Missouri crayfish as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, as well as identifying “critical habitat” for their survival and recovery in the state’s southeast watersheds. Both the Big Creek crayfish and…Continue Reading

Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite GOP Resistance

Despite strong opposition from Republicans and rural voters, Missouri on Tuesday joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in expanding its Medicaid program. Voters in Missouri approved creating a state constitutional amendment that will open Medicaid eligibility to include healthy adults starting July 1, 2021. Voters approved expansion by a margin of 6.5 percentage…Continue Reading

They Were On A Quest To Visit Every Country. Then Coronavirus Happened

Steve Fuller had one passport stamp to go. The 71-year-old judge from Kansas City, Missouri, had just spent three days on the Micronesian island of Nauru, the world’s smallest and least-visited republic. After a quick trip to Kiribati—the only country situated in all four hemispheres—he returned to Fiji’s Nadi International Airport for a connection to…Continue Reading

USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in US Virgin Islands

(Washington, D.C., June 10, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the US Virgin Islands have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or…Continue Reading

USDA Approves Delaware to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

(Washington, D.C., June 10, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Delaware to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow Delaware to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start…Continue Reading