Cow grazing in pasture

Improving cattle grazing fescue pastures with legumes

Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Fescue remains the hardy mainstay of southwestern Missouri pastures. Adding legumes gives fescue fields more nutritional punch and profit, Davis says.  Proper management is key to making grasses and […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson declares “State of Emergency” in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snowmelt and excessive rainfall. Governor Parson also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions. […]

Jackson Johnson

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson orders flags to fly at half-staff for Army Reserve Specialist killed in Kuwait

Missouri’s governor has ordered American and Missouri flags at ALL government buildings statewide to be flown at half-staff Thursday, to honor an Army Reserve Specialist killed in the line-of-duty in Kuwait. Governor Mike Parson has signed a proclamation honoring Army Reserve Specialist Jackson Johnson of Hillsboro, who died in Kuwait on March 5. Johnson was 20 […]

Unemployment

Missouri’s unemployment rate remains at 3.2% in latest jobs report

Missouri’s unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent in February, while employment decreased slightly. This marks the 31st consecutive month in which Missouri’s unemployment rate has been lower than the corresponding U.S. rate, which was 3.8 percent in February. Missouri nonfarm payroll employment decreased slightly over the month. The seasonally adjusted jobs estimate was 2,898,600, down […]

FFA

Area teams take part in Schuyler County Truman FFA event

FFA judging teams from Green City and Putnam County at Unionville captured two first-place events during the Schuyler County Truman FFA contests held Monday. Schools with one first-place winning team include Newtown-Harris, Milan, and Brookfield. The Green City team took first place in farm management and FFA knowledge. Putnam County FFA teams placed first in […]