Governor Parsons Signs Abortion Bill

Audio: Governor Parson signs $29.7 billion state budget, giving pay boost to state workers

Among about 300 Missouri Department of Corrections workers, Governor Parson has signed into law a 29.7 billion dollar state budget. At the Jefferson City Correctional Center, Parson says the plan gives corrections staff a pay raise of at least three percent for new workers and as much as 13 percent for 20-year veterans.     […]

Cattle at Sale

Prices of bred heifers rise $100 at second Show-Me-Select sale

Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers averaged $1,891 at Fruitland on May 3rd during the second of four spring sales.  This price topped last year by $100, said Erin Larimore, sale coordinator and University of Missouri Extension regional specialist, Jackson. The 117 heifers came from 16 herd owners in the MU program that improves beef herd replacements.  The […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House gives initial approval to Grain Belt-related legislation

Legislation aimed at the proposed Grain Belt project in northern Missouri has received initial approval by the Missouri House.     Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s legislation says NO private entity has the power of eminent domain for the purposes of building above-ground merchant lines. The Missouri Public Service Commission announced in March it’s approved […]

Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid training to be offered in Princeton

On Thursday, April 25, the University of Missouri Extension in Mercer County in cooperation with the Princeton Rotary Club will be offering Mental Health First Aid training in Princeton. This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with mental health or substance use problem and to connect […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Show-Me-Select spring heifer sales set at four auction barns across Missouri

Spring sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers are set in four auction barns across the state in April, May, and June. Spring sales offer bred replacement heifers for fall-calving herds, says Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.  All heifers sold meet strict standards taught in MU Extension’s Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Only owners enrolled […]

Audio: Missouri House Gives final approval to Hannegan Geriatric Inmate legislation

Inmates who are at least 65 years old and are serving life sentences with parole would receive a parole hearing AFTER serving 30 years in prison, under proposed Missouri legislation.     The Missouri House voted Thursday to give final approval to St. Charles GOP State Representative Tom Hannegan’s bill, which also ONLY applies to […]

Cow grazing in pasture

Improving cattle grazing fescue pastures with legumes

Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Fescue remains the hardy mainstay of southwestern Missouri pastures. Adding legumes gives fescue fields more nutritional punch and profit, Davis says.  Proper management is key to making grasses and […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation forecasts challenging spring turkey season

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 6-7. The regular spring season runs April 15 through May 5. Although the good hatches of 2011, 2012, and 2014 helped bolster turkey numbers in much of […]

Sliced Bread Day Chillicothe Missouri

Audio: Missouri House gives final approval to “Sliced Bread Day” legislation

Legislation designating July 7th of each year as “Missouri Sliced Bread Day” has been given final approval by the Missouri House. The bill encourages Missourians to participate in events to commemorate the first sale of sliced bread, which happened in 1928 in northwest Missouri’s Chillicothe. State Representative Rusty Black notes Chillicothe is on Highway 36, […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service sets April 15 application deadline to apply for easements

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has set an April 15 deadline to apply for wetland and agricultural land easements in Missouri. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect valuable lands through easements. The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program focuses on restoring and protecting wetlands as […]