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Trenton City Council votes to proceed with $1.5M headworks project at sewer plant

The Trenton City Council has voted unanimously to proceed with the headworks portion of sewer plant improvements. This followed a city council tour of the sewer plant and a review of plans for the headworks project. Previously, the city council authorized the effluent disinfection project to meet Department of Natural Resource requirements. That includes loan […]

silage

Chopped corn silage offers better control for beef producers

Farmers are looking to drought-stressed corn for silage and balage to stretch limited hay supplies. Chopped corn silage offers beef producers better options than balage, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz.  Silage allows better control of the amount of high-energy feed for wintering cattle, Schmitz says. Balage offers less flexibility and control […]

Claire McKaskill and Josh Hawley

Audio: McCaskill, Hawley exchange barbs while securing U.S. Senate nominations

(Missourinet) – After Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley won their U.S. Senate primaries last night, both challenged each other to debates. McCaskill noted Hawley had avoided debates with his primary opponents while pressuring her to have one before he became the nominee.     McCaskill attacked Hawley at a campaign stop earlier for […]

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MoDOT streamlines hay movement for drought relief to Missouri farmers and ranchers

Severe drought conditions through much of the state have prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to offer a special overwidth hauling permit to help farmers and ranchers move hay as needed. Loads must be of legal height, length and weight. Permits can be requested via phone and will, in most cases, be issued within minutes […]

Beef Heifers

Drought continues as beef farmers plan on fall rains to make winter pasture

Stunted, stemmy pastures unable to support grazing cattle have potential and farmers are dependin on fall rains to bring fall regrowth, says University of Missouri Extension forage agronomist Craig Roberts. Cool-season grass growth always slumps in summer. Fescue goes dormant. This year, the slump dives deep with lack of rain and too much heat. In […]

Southern Rust

First report of southern rust in U.S. this season reported in west-central Missouri

The University of Missouri Extension confirmed the growing season’s first case of southern rust corn disease in the U.S. on July 10. The MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic confirmed that southern rust was present in a sample collected from west-central Missouri. This common corn disease usually shows up in neighboring southern states before appearing in Missouri […]