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Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission aids agriculture community facing drought

The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission has approved the following five actions in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order 18-05 Drought Alert: Require soil and water conservation districts to move landowners completing the drought practices listed below to the top of waiting lists. Defer the Grazing School Requirement for 12 months after contract approval […]

Dairy Cows

Close-up cow’ barns help cows avoid heat stress, produce more milk

Martin Prairie Farms near Humansville treats dairy cows like guests.  The family-owned dairy farm north of Humansville in Hickory County dedicates itself to top-of-the-line herd nutrition and care, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. Freddie and Mary Martin, son David, and David’s spouse, Alana, own and operate the nearly 3,000-acre farm. Almost […]

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation assists area businesses with development

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation aids area businesses with development. Facilitator Stephanie Williams explains that the organization is made up of a group of individuals from Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Grundy, and Harrison counties. She says its mission is to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs, obtain the information they need, and help them move […]