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Enrollment begins for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2021

Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than $5 billion […]

Medicare

Missouri program offers free help during Medicare open enrollment

Roughly 10,000 people age into Medicare healthcare coverage each day in the United States. In Missouri, about 1.16 million individuals are Medicare beneficiaries. Each year, an open enrollment period gives Missourians on Medicare the chance to review their prescription drug and healthcare coverage options. The state Department of Commerce and Insurance offers free help to […]

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New deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Livingston and Linn counties

The Livingston County Health Center announces another death related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to seven. Seven more cases were also reported Friday, October 16th, which brings the cumulative total to 398. Fifty-five of the cases are active, and there are 12 current hospitalizations. Eleven of the active cases are from facilities, […]

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“Octo Boo Fest” in downtown Jamesport set for October 31st

Businesses, individuals, churches, and organizations can decorate tables and pass out candy during “Octo Boo Fest” in Downtown Jamesport. The event will be held on the evening of October 31st from 4 to 6 o’clock. Hot dogs and hot apple cider will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Contact the Jamesport Community Association […]

Cover Crop

Managing cover crops before corn focus of MU Strip Trial Program

The University of Missouri Extension is looking for farmers to participate in cover crop trials as part of the “MU Certified” Strip Trial Program. MU Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory, who leads the program, said this year’s farmer panel approved trials focused on improving the management of cover crops, particularly ahead of corn. “The […]

2020 Elections vote

Missouri Amendment Three debate centers around a nonpartisan demographer

Both sides in the debate on Missouri’s Amendment Three November ballot measure presented their case to voters Wednesday evening, in a virtual forum hosted by Springfield’s Drury University. Missourians approved “Clean Missouri” in 2018, which required a nonpartisan demographer to draw state legislative districts. Amendment Three transfers that responsibility to governor-appointed bipartisan commissions. State Sen. […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

“Public Information Open House” to be held in Milan regarding updates to impact statements for East Locust Creek Reservoir

What’s called a “Public Information Open House” is scheduled next month in Milan regarding updates to the environmental impact statement for the East Locust Creek Reservoir in Sullivan County. A draft of the environmental statement includes the construction of a multipurpose reservoir in Sullivan County to be a water source and offer recreational opportunities. An […]