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Grass in wetland easements eligible for hay in drought stricken counties

To help with livestock feed and forage shortages, Missouri landowners can apply to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to cut hay on up to 50 percent of the grass areas within their wetland easements located in drought-designated counties. Eligible counties are those with drought conditions rated severe (D2) or extreme (D3) in the U.S. […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Sunnyview Nursing Home contracts with Energy Solutions Professionals to provide facility upgrades

Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments has entered into an Energy Performance Contract with Energy Solutions Professionals of Overland Park, Kansas. Sunnyview states the contract will result in $215,000 in infrastructure upgrades and that Sunnyview is guaranteed to save more than $32,800 annually in energy and operational costs after energy-saving improvements are made to the facility […]

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University Extension to hold free program on drought management in Princeton

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a free program on drought management in Princeton next month.  Drought Management for Producers will be held at the Hal England Center the evening of August 1st at 6:30. Agronomy Specialist Andy Luke will discuss pasture management through drought and emergency annual forage, Livestock Specialist Jenna Monnig will talk […]

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45 counties now authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of CRP land

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Curtis Crawford today announced that Grundy County is authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program acres for the fiscal year 2018. FSA’s fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. As of 10 am Friday morning, here is a list of […]

Industrial Hemp

Missouri Department of Agriculture to host public listening session on industrial hemp

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the Missouri Department of Agriculture will host a public listening session at which interested parties may share their input on the industrial hemp pilot program in Missouri. The public session will take place in the Nightingale Creek conference room at the Department of Natural Resources, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson […]