Audio: Pre-filed bill in Missouri legislature would be among the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation

Missouri lawmakers could be considering a far-reaching abortion restriction in the upcoming legislative session.     Republican state Representative Nick Schroer of O’Fallon pre-filed a bill this week that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure, which allows for exceptions in medical emergencies, would ban most abortions after […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Test cornstalks for nitrates before feeding

Test baled cornstalks for nitrate levels and feed them to cattle with caution, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz. MU Extension agronomists across the state report high nitrate levels caused by this summer’s drought. County MU Extension centers offer nitrate testing. Before feeding cornstalk bales, it is important to know nitrate levels […]

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What’s coming and going on Netflix in August, 2018

Netflix is providing subscribers with a host of new streaming options to watch in the comfort of their homes this August.  From original shows to top-notch films, Netflix has a number of compelling offerings lined up.    Arriving in August A * denotes a Netflix original. Links go to Netflix trailers and watch pages. August 1 Batman Begins Chernobyl […]

Pest Management

Pest Management Field Day to be held July 10th

Farmers will get latest updates to control crop pests at Pest Management Field Day, July 10. The annual event once called Weed Day, now covers weeds, insects, diseases and more. Sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m. at University of Missouri Bradford Research Center, 8 miles east of Columbia. Kevin Bradley, an MU Extension weed specialist, explains […]