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Thanksgiving begins a period of higher fire risk as friends and relatives gather to celebrate the holidays

More Missourians are expected to travel and gather together this year for larger Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations after a quieter holiday season in 2020 because of COVID-19. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is advising folks to reduce the risk of fires as we enter the five-week period of elevated fire hazards. “Thanksgiving begins a five-week […]

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Crop Management Conference returns November 30 through December 1

The University of Missouri Crop Management Conference returns as an in-person event Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2021, at the Stoney Creek Hotel in Columbia. MU Extension specialists in weeds, pests, and plant diseases, nutrient management, economics, cover crops, drainage, and wildlife management will speak. Other presenters include a climatologist from Purdue University and an industry representative […]

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Missouri Secretary of State promotes Missouri agriculture at Fisher Delta Research Center

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited the Fisher Delta Research Center on November 2, 2021, in Portageville, Missouri, for their annual field day dinner event. The research center is part of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The center is working with several partners – like the state soybean and […]

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Audio: “Falling back” should remind Missourians of safety says Missouri State Fire Marshal

Three out of five home fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms. As we approach Daylight Saving Time this weekend, Missouri’s state fire marshal is reminding us to protect ourselves and our families.  State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is asking that you use the clock-changing occasion to make sure you have working smoke […]

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Audio: Coon Creek Baptist Church now accepting meal orders for Thanksgiving day delivery

Orders are now being accepted for the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says the meal on November 25, 2021, will include turkey, homemade dressing, homemade noodles, homemade rolls, pumpkin pie bars, green beans, and mashed potatoes. Volunteer drivers will meet with Pastor Doug […]

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Fire Prevention Week 2021 focuses on understanding smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds

Americans are bombarded by more rings, beeps, chirps, and electronic sounds than ever before. Next week, National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (Oct. 3-9) focuses on the importance of understanding what the sounds coming from smoke and carbon monoxide alarms mean and making sure everyone knows how to respond. The campaign is called “Learn the Sounds […]

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Tricia Burkhardt announced as Executive Director of Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation

The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Tricia Burkhardt as the executive director of the nonprofit devoted to advancing the conservation and appreciation of Missouri’s natural resources, including fish, forest, and wildlife. Burkhardt replaces Kevin Roper, who retired June 30, 2021, after serving as executive director for five years. […]

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Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program created to increase distribution and use of biofuels in Missouri

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announced the Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program (BIIP) to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri. Funds will be awarded to fuel retailers, fuel distributors, terminal companies, or fleet operations that dispense, or will soon store or dispense, ethanol blends of E15 […]

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Wheeling man arrested after attempting to flee on ATV then hiding in field

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a Wheeling man after the man fled and was found hiding in a bean field. Thirty-seven-year-old Douglas Steven Coin has been charged with the felonies of delivery of a controlled substance, driving while revoked or suspended, and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing. Bond was […]

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Missouri State Fair auction results from the Sale of Champions

The Missouri State Fair celebrated youth in agriculture on Saturday, Aug. 21. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, breaking records from previous sales, raising a total of $185,948 for Youth in Agriculture.  The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Payton Rodgers of Savannah, MO. Payton is the daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers, […]

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Audio: Fertilizer projected to approach near-record high prices in 2022

(Brownfield Network) – Fertilizer prices are expected to approach record high levels in 2022, bringing costs to the farmer up with them. Farm Management Specialist Gary Schnitkey with the University of Illinois tells Brownfield the price of major fertilizers in Illinois increased at least 50% in 2021, which will translate to higher fertilizer costs in […]

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Weed electrocution research sparks interest as herbicide resistance impedes current methods

Move over, herbicides. There’s a new sheriff in town. And he’s toting some powerful guns loaded with electricity to kill weeds.  This shocking new method of weed control was demonstrated at the 2021 Pest Management Field Day at the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center in Columbia.  As more weeds develop resistance to herbicides, electrocution […]

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Landowners and tenants invited to respond to 2021 Missouri rental rate survey

Landowners lease roughly 35% of Missouri crop, pasture, and woodland acreage to renters every year. Rented acreage has increased in recent years as more land has transitioned to the next generation, interest rates have incentivized land investments, and interest in carbon markets and working land conservation has grown, said Ben Brown, extension economist with the […]