Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Disaster Relief

USDA to provide $150 million in help for rural communities affected by natural disasters

U.S. Department of Agriculture Missouri State Director Jeff Case highlighted $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters such as the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Missouri. This announcement is in conjunction with […]

Chillicothe FFA Mud Volleyball Tournament

Almost 400 attend Mud Volleyball Tournament in Chillicothe

Three-hundred-eighty-five Chillicothe FFA members and spectators attended the chapter’s Sixth Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament recently. Approximately $1,200 was raised from the event, which will go to the Kiwanis’s Shop with a Cop program. The winning team was the Mud Pits, second place went to the Gold Diggers, and third place went to the Beef Tips. […]

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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Red Cross

Audio: Red Cross, first responder volunteers from Missouri have set out for Hurricane Dorian response

Trained volunteers from Missouri have set out for the East Coast to help with Hurricane Dorian response.     Two-person Red Cross teams from various regions in Missouri are taking emergency response vehicles used to provide food and other disaster response supplies to the residents affected by the hurricane. Other volunteers will serve in logistics, […]

Fescue

For added fall fescue growth, hold off nitrogen until August

Tall fescue, Missouri’s most used pasture grass, provides fall and winter grazing with proper management.  With growing concern about the lack of stored forage, grazing offers potential feed this year.   Fescue grows in two distinct seasons, spring and fall. Fall growth isn’t as robust as in spring. With good management, fescue gives grazing well […]

Audio: U.S. House to debate disaster aid to help states, including flood-stricken Missouri

The U.S. House is expected to bring up a 17 billion-dollar federal disaster relief package this week that involves helping Midwestern farmers, including in Missouri. Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves tells Missourinet affiliate KWIX in Moberly the plan addresses several things.     The House measure would provide 1.5 billion for construction projects intended to […]