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Meeting planned to provide input into federal conservation programs

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will meet at 1:30 pm, July 26 at the USDA Service Center in Bethany. The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge […]

Cow and cattle herd

Drought cuts pasture growth; farmers face culling cow herds

In dry weather with short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows’ needs to available grass is to sell cows.  Give careful thought to which grass eaters go first, says Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist. Under drought stress, identifying those cows becomes urgent. The first cut is […]

Chillicothe Police Department seeks assistance in identifying individual

The Chillicothe Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the individual in the photos posted below. These images were obtained by the CPD after investigating an early morning burglary on January 22 at a business in the 700 block of South Washington Street. You may contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121 or by […]

Weeds such as Dandelions

Identifying weeds just got easier with this app for smartphones

The University of Missouri Extension recently released an update for its free ID Weeds app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices to help people easily identify weeds in the field, lawn or garden. Kevin Bradley, an MU Extension weed scientist, says the update includes new graphics and is more user-friendly than the initial version.  The app […]