Flood of 2019

USDA hosting public meetings about assistance available for flood damages

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development […]

Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs FY 2019 supplemental appropriations

Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 to ensure that the state has the necessary funds to operate through Fiscal Year 2019.  The supplemental appropriations bill allows for the continued current operations of Missouri state government. The Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Fiscal Year 2019 supplemental HB 14 totals $468 million, including $189 million General […]

Gary Riedel

Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association when the national soybean checkoff went into effect. This year, […]

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Crash south of Princeton sends Clarence woman to Wright Memorial Hospital; later accused of DWI

A northeast Missouri woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Mercer County. She’s also been accused of several violations in a Highway Patrol arrest report. Twenty-four-year-old Carly Smith of Clarence received moderate injuries, and was taken by another driver to a doctor’s office in Princeton, then was transported by ambulance to Wright […]

Extradited

Washington man extradited to Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Rockport, Washington man facing non-support charges in Grundy County has been returned to Grundy County. Forty-two-year-old Benjamin Milazzo was arrested in Snohomish County, Washington, a waiver was signed, and he was returned to Grundy County Tuesday. Milazzo has been charged with four counts of misdemeanor non-support and one […]

Farm Field

Funding available to farmers interested in installing edge-of-field monitoring stations

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $2 million available to interested farmers to help install voluntary edge-of-field monitoring stations on agricultural land in five states, including Missouri.  “Edge-of-field water quality monitoring provides quantifiable data that supports voluntary-based conservation efforts aimed at reducing the movement of sediment and nutrients off Missouri farms,” State Conservationist […]