Hay and Grazing with cattle in pasture

USDA announces changes to emergency haying and grazing provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. “FSA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres under certain […]

Flood of 2019

Task force gets some positive news on Missouri spring flooding potential

The National Weather Service says Missouri faces above-average flood risk this spring because the soil is still saturated from last spring’s flooding. About 1.2 million acres of Missouri farmland was damaged by flooding in 2019. But, Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says the Governor’s Flood Advisory Task Force has received a glimmer of good news […]

Winter Weather Advisory issued for areas outlined in blue

Winter Weather Advisory issued for northern Missouri

Mother Nature is reminding residents of northern Missouri that Spring doesn’t start until mid-March. A winter storm will spread across Missouri this morning, and linger through tonight. This storm will start as snow, but surface temperatures may warm up just enough to convert the precipitation type to rain or a rain/snow mix by the afternoon […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]

Applying Oil on Road

MoDOT responds to issues with contract sealing projects

Sealing roads has been used as a preventative maintenance treatment for many years on roadways across the state. A sealing treatment uses oil to fill small cracks in road surfaces which helps prevent water from seeping into the pavement and reduces the damage done by the freeze/thaw/heat cycle that roads throughout Northwest Missouri are subject […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves project bid from Lawhon Construction Company

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the project bid from Lawhon Construction Company of Saint Joseph and all alternate bids at a special meeting on Wednesday morning. The base bid from Lawhon was $6,275,000 and the total bid with alternates was $6,608,500. The alternate bids include the S. M. Rissler office expansion, stage storage […]