Missouri House

Audio: Missouri House set to vote on $30 billion state budget on Wednesday

The full Missouri House is set to vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on a proposed 30-billion dollar state operating budget, which includes about 13-million dollars in federal funding for coronavirus response. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith voted for a bipartisan amendment in committee, to accept that federal funding.     That money would be used for […]

Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Sam Graves announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Sam Graves has announced the kickoff to his 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The U.S. House of Representatives sponsors the nationwide contest each spring. Since 1982, when the program first began, over 650,000 high school students across the country have participated. “North Missouri students always produce some of the most exceptional artwork. We truly have some […]

Cultural Corner Art Guild

Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery to host “Bad Art by Good People” fundraiser

The Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery in Chillicothe will hold a fundraiser in which 10 area community members will create art with area artists. Those attending can visit with “Bad Art by Good People” participants during a social hour at Cultural Corner on the evening of March 21st at 6 o’clock. Gallery Director Lacey […]

Coronavirus Concerns

EPA releases list of disinfectants to use against Coronavirus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. […]

Cattle and hog futures continue downward trend into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, except for the nearby contract, live cattle futures continued to tumble on another round of follow-through selling, with additional pressure from the volatility in the broader markets, lack of support from this week’s cash business, and weakness in wholesale values.  Feeder cattle futures were sharply lower on the same factors […]

NCMC Barton Farm Campus

NCMC, Agriculture Program to offer Collegiate Livestock Judging

Starting fall semester 2020, North Central Missouri College will be fielding a competitive collegiate livestock judging team comprised of 5 members and will compete against other community colleges throughout the country to evaluate cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats at 8-10 contests throughout the year. At this time, NCMC is pioneering the way as the only […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy continue development of manure-to-energy projects in Missouri

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy announced an additional $45 million investment in their Monarch Bioenergy joint venture, which captures methane from hog manure to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) in Missouri. The additional investment will enable the continued implementation of “manure-to-energy” projects on Smithfield’s farms, resulting in RNG generation across 85% of the […]

Feral Hogs

Audio: Missouri Pork Association backs feral hog hunting ban on federal land

The Missouri Pork Association supports the ban on public hunting of feral hogs on federal lands in the state. Director Don Nikodim says Missouri Pork is working with the state Conservation Department, DNR, and the Department of Agriculture which all support the ban.     The Conservation Department is training more staff this year to […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

Houston Family-- NCMC Family of the Year 2019

North Central Missouri College Announces Family of the Year

The North Central Missouri College Student Senate has announced the NCMC Family of the Year, who will be recognized on January 22, 2020, during Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day activities at the Ketcham Community Center.  The 2019-2020 NCMC Family of the Year is the Houston family of Birmingham, Alabama.  Demetrius and Arnetra Houston were nominated […]