Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]

Trenton Missouri Municipal Airport

Trenton City Council approves development of plans for new hangars at airport

On a split vote, the Trenton City Council approved a motion last night to develop plans that could ultimately lead to the possible construction of new hangars to replace aging facilities at the airport. City Administrator Ron Urton told the council Trenton has $118,000 in Federal Aviation Administration credits that need to be committed or […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

NRCS announces funding to plant cover crops on flooded cropland acreage

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has $1 million available for Missouri landowners who apply by July 19 for assistance to plant cover crops on flooded cropland, State Conservationist J.R. Flores said. Flores said that only land in the 13 Missouri counties included in a Presidential Disaster Declaration is eligible. Those counties are Andrew, […]

Flooded Visitor Center at Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge closes due to flood damage

During the recent flood events on the Grand River, Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge has received substantial damages to the visitor facilities and other infrastructure.  Until further notice, Swan Lake NWR will be closed to the public, with the exception of the Taylor Point Access.  Visitors can access the north end of Silver Lake for […]

Grundy County Emergency Management

Grundy County Emergency Management accepting information on flood and storm damage

Grundy County Emergency Management is accepting information from residents and businesses affected by recent flooding and storms. Impacts could include roof damage, flooded basements, or damage to foundations and driveways. The Trenton Police Department notes the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to start joint assessments next week. Grundy County residents with a damage report should […]

Kate Dougherty SUV washed away in fast water

Video: Northeast Missouri woman shares her story after rescue from driving into flooded roadway

Kate Dougherty attempted to drive her shiny white SUV across a road flooded by the swollen waters of the Fabius River in northeast Missouri. In a self-shot Facebook video, she calls the experience a combination of mortification and embarrassment. Though she survived, Dougherty realized she had put her life in danger. And she totaled the […]

Flood of 2019

Farmers can go online for flood-related resources

Farmers dealing with flooding in Missouri can find reliable, up-to-date information on many flood-related topics from the University of Missouri Extension at extension.missouri.edu. “Our specialists in MU Extension have assembled information on flooded fields, crops, forages, livestock, and property, as well as information on how to navigate an array of government agencies and entities prepared […]