Fatal Crash

Three dead, five injured in southeast Iowa crash

Authorities in Iowa report three people were killed and five others injured early Sunday after a minivan and a sedan crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer on Highway 34 in southeastern Iowa. Officials responded to the crash scene at 3:30 Sunday morning just west of Mount Pleasant after a minivan carrying five passengers and a sedan […]

Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]

Seatbelt on road

Grain truck crashes spilling corn on Highway 111

A grain truck overturned Saturday night in northwest Missouri injuring the driver and spilling about 550 bushels of corn. The driver, 53-year old Randall Liles of Fairfax, was taken to Community Hospital in Fairfax with moderate injuries. The accident happened three miles west of Craig on Highway 111 as the eastbound grain truck traveled off […]

Forage

Alternative forage options during and after drought

Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage options to feed beef cattle during fall, winter, and spring. Stockpiling tall fescue If fescue stands are strong, stockpiling tall fescue is one of […]

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 […]