A homeowner is safe after a fire totally destroyed their residence late Saturday.
Just before 11 pm Saturday night, emergency responders were called to a house fire on Green Valley Road in rural DeWitt County.
Responders were called to the scene of a home fully involved in a fire.
Crews had a two-and-a-half inch line out and the fire was out within 30 minutes. Fire crews indicate the blaze was tough because there were two ceilings and then a hot spot on the main level burned through the floor.
There was one occupant in the home at the time of the fire, who was able to leave the home without harm.
There were no injuries to the crews at the scene, who were there until roughly 4 am.
Crews on scene were from Kenney, Clinton, Maroa, Wapella, Waynesville, Warrensburg, Chestnut along with EMS crews and the DeWitt County Sheriff's office.
The Red Cross assistant responders and the homeowner.
The State Fire Marshall is investigating the fire but has not filed a report. The home has been deemed a total loss.
Monsanto, along with U.S. farm groups, has filed a lawsuit against California aimed at stopping the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate. California recently added glyphosate, a component of Roundup, to the state’s list of cancer-causing chemicals and will require products to contain the label as well. The action followed the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer claim in 2015 that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic.” In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, Monsanto and groups representing corn, soy and wheat farmers reject that glyphosate causes cancer, according to Reuters. The groups say the state’s requirement for warnings would force sellers of products containing glyphosate to spread false information. The case-header shows as the National Association of Wheat Growers against the California Environmental Health Hazard Assessment office. Leading the coalition is the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Corn Growers Association, among many other state and national organizations.
New findings from the Pew Research Center show 56 percent of Americans believe the North American Free Trade Agreement is good for the United States. Just one-third, 33 percent, of respondents to a Pew Research poll say the trade deal is bad for the United States. The study surveyed more than 1,500 adults at the end of October as President Donald Trump has raised questions about the fairness of the agreement. Relatively small shares of Americans say that NAFTA benefits Mexico or Canada more than the U.S. However, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say NAFTA benefits those two countries more than the U.S., and the partisan gap is especially wide when it comes to Mexico. Meanwhile, for agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture data points out that since NAFTA’s implementation in 1994, U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico have more than quadrupled.
Jared White, local farm broadcaster for WHOW THE BIG 1520 AM and 92.3 FM in Clinton, was given the “Excellence in Ag Reporting” Award Friday, at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention in Kansas City.
White was given the award for the most used story on the N-A-F-B News Service in 2017. Farm broadcasters from around the country, share stories with each other on the News Service.
White was presented a certificate for his work.
White has been WHOW's local farm broadcaster since 2011, and has been with the station since 2007.
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