Food Price Increases Slowing

Going to the grocery store has taken a bigger bite of our paycheck this year as food prices are nearing 10% higher than 2021.  USDA Economist Matt MacLachland says mid-summer, the rate of increase for food began to slow as the inputs for the producers began to recover. MacLachland says this may not mean price drops at the store. Don’t […]

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Tuition And Other Increases At NCMC

Tuition and Board at North Central Missouri College will increase for the coming academic year.  The NCMC Board of Trustees approved the Tuition rate increase. For students that live in the NCMC District, the rate will be unchanged.  If you live outside the district, the rate will increase by $5 per credit hour.  The Finance Director cited increasing costs around […]

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Empire Gas Rate Increase

Customers of Empire Gas will see a rate increase beginning December 1st.  Empire Gas says the change is to reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor. The Missouri Public Service Commission approved a request filed by Empire extending the ACA recovery period from 12 […]

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USDA Expects Larger Food Price Increases

Food prices, like the prices of so many things, rise each year.  The US Department of Agriculture says on average the increase for most food is 2%.  USDA Economist Carolyn Chelius says meats are seeing larger increases. Chelius says Beef could increase around 5%.  She says others areas are also seeing increases. The challenges this year for producers that are […]

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