CAFO or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Missouri’s groundwater threatened from corporate factory farm expansion

Webmasters note: This article is a commentary by Tim Gibbons of the Missouri Independent. Tim Gibbons is communications director for the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a statewide farm and rural organization dedicated to preserving family farms and promoting stewardship of the land and environmental integrity.  The comments in the article are those of the author, […]

Burn Ban in Effect

Burn ban in effect for city of Chillicothe; Burn warning in effect for Livingston County

A burn ban has been issued for the city of Chillicothe until 7 o’clock Monday morning. Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter notes a burn ban means no burning within the city of Chillicothe with the exclusion of barbecue grills and covered fire pits. Meanwhile, a burn warning has been issued for Livingston County to […]

Cutting Corn Silage

Specialist provides tips to assure quality corn silage

University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert says this is a good time to review management practices to harvest good quality silage. He offers the following tips: Prepare the storage structure. Empty, clean and inspect bunkers and towers for structural damage. If storing in bags, choose and prepare a hard-surface site in a well-drained […]