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Highway 63 crash injures Hallsville man

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville woman was involved in a two-vehicle accident in Randolph County on Wednesday afternoon in which a Hallsville man sustained serious injuries. An ambulance transported 39-year-old Corey Skaggs of Hallsville to the University Hospital in Columbia. Eighty-nine-year-old Samantha Hills of Kirksville was reported as not injured. The Patrol reports Skaggs […]

Pemberton Cattle

Rotational grazing benefits cattle herd

Twenty-five years ago, Brian Pemberton bought acreage filled with thorn trees, scrub brush and multiflora roses. The only water source was a frog pond. The land needed four things: a road, buildings, fences, and water. Thanks to hard work and cost-share programs, those goals were met. Grazing Acres Farm is now complete with a solid […]

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Audio: Audit alleges St. Francois County Prosecutor’s office paid for illegal bonuses, excessive number of meals

A state audit about an eastern Missouri prosecutor’s office details potential misuse of public money.     State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s audit alleges the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office provided more than 21,000 dollars in illegal staff bonuses. It also says the eastern Missouri office paid for an excessive amount of meal reimbursements and […]

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, […]

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Smithfield Foods & RAE launch joint venture to create renewable energy, wildlife habitat

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in […]