Soybeans

Soybean specialist offers tips for handling weather woes

Mother Nature has much to say about soybean yield and grain quality almost every year, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. This year was no exception. Several important soybean-growing regions in Missouri experienced severe drought this year. The most worrisome effect from drought is yield loss, but producers face several other effects […]

Missouri Day Festival

Audio: Missouri Day Festival opening ceremony is tonight at First Baptist Church in Trenton

The 34th annual Missouri Day Festival begins this evening with a soup supper, recognition and awards program, and vocal music – all at First Baptist Church in Trenton. Debbie Carman is president of the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce and discusses the opening ceremony.     While entry deadlines have passed for some of the […]

Trenton, Missouri Middle School

Dodgeball tournament to benefit Backpack Buddies to be held at Trenton Middle School

Trenton Middle School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America will host a dodgeball tournament Thursday morning to raise money for the Backpack Buddies Program. The tournament will be in the TMS gym from 8:15 to 11:30. Backpack Buddies provides free healthy food for children enrolled in the Federal Lunch Program for the weekend when […]

USDA Sign

USDA Issues farm safety net and conservation payments

 The United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately $3 billion in payments will be made under the […]

You Decide

Audio: Missouri farmers differ on ballot measure to limit political money, redraw voting districts

Missouri farmers have taken positions on Clean Missouri, the ballot measure that changes the way voting districts are drawn up and limits campaign contributions and lobbyist gifts. Rick Oswald, a former president of the Missouri Farmers Union, favors the measure because he thinks lawmakers have been swayed by the influence of big money.     […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Flooded roads limit October 20, 21 youth waterfowl hunting at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces to waterfowl hunters that it has closed portions of the Fountain Grove Conservation Area south of Meadville for the upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend Oct. 20 and 21 due to flooding on the area. According to MDC, some roads in the area are damaged and impassable due to floodwaters, […]

High Speed Pursuit

Police pursuit by Hamilton and Cameron departments results in arrest of two

The Hamilton and Cameron police departments were involved in a pursuit Saturday night that resulted in two arrests. The Cameron Police Department officers overheard radio traffic from Hamilton about the pursuit of a pickup truck, including a description of the vehicle, that was later discovered stolen from Saint Joseph. Hamilton discontinued the pursuit, and Cameron […]

Traffic accident

Three from Meadville injured in Highway 139 crash

The highway patrol reports three boys were injured this morning in a Highway 139 accident in Meadville. The driver of a car, 17-year-old Clayton Raymo and his passengers, 14-year-old Lilly Raymo and nine-year-old Caden Raymo, all are from Meadville, received minor injuries and were taken by an ambulance to the Pershing Hospital. The northbound car […]

Tree across road in Florida after Hurricane Michael

Audio: Missouri line workers in Florida encountering difficult conditions as blocked roads hamper progress

Missouri line workers who have been sent to the Sunshine State to help Floridians impacted by Hurricane Michael are encountering difficult conditions. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has more.     The 123 Missouri line workers who are in Florida to restore power had to use their chainsaws for more than three hours, just to clear […]