Thousands of Missouri Farmers Could Face Higher Taxes

Senator Roy Blunt said that thousands of Missouri farmers could face higher taxes if current federal estate tax rates are allowed to expire. Missouri has about 100,000 farms, which is the second highest nationally. Blunt says only about 1,100 of those would be subject to the 35% federal estate tax which currently exempts the first $5million of an estate’s value. Unless congress takes action, the exemption in 2013 will drop to $1million and the tax rate will rise to 55%. Blunt says that about 15,000 farms could be subject to the tax at that lower threshold.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 days 18 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 38 sec ago

Washington Post 218 hosts De Soto. 6:30 game time at Ronsick Field. Listen live on KLPW-AM 1220.