I walked to the Warrensburg Farmer’s Market this morning. I bought some wonderful local produce. The weather was wonderful.

And, then I read this editorial in today’s St. Louis Post.  

Missouri is No. 1 in the nation in hunger.

This distinction can be found in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual report on food insecurity, released on Wednesday.

. . .  nearly 1 in 6 Missourians, or 16.7 percent of them, are food insecure.

The editorial notes this depressing fact too.

Every Missouri Republican member of Congress voted for the Farm Bill without food stamps. Pitiful.

Of, this includes Vicky Hartzler who receives money for her farming operation.  I’m sure that after reading this depressing rank of Missouri that she will bake an extra hot dish.

Of course, there is a reason why we are now Number One in this depressing statistic.

Missouri’s low-tax, no-services philosophy has taken us right to the top.

We’re number one in growing the percentage of our population that is hungrier today than a decade ago.

What a shameful distinction.

What a depressing distinction!