Pheasants and Quail Forever

Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Forage

Alternative forage options during and after drought

Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage options to feed beef cattle during fall, winter, and spring. Stockpiling tall fescue If fescue stands are strong, stockpiling tall fescue is one of […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves lunch prices

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved price increases for meals at a meeting Thursday evening. The cost of breakfast for kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2018-2019 school year will be $1.50, lunch for kindergarten through sixth grade will be $2.15, seventh through 12th grades, breakfast will cost $1.60 with lunch costing $2.30. Adult […]

Home Packed School Lunch

24 tips for packing a healthy, affordable lunch

Parents often go to great lengths during the school year to be sure their children have the right equipment—pens, notebooks, clothing—to make it through the day. “Proper nutrition is also a key ingredient for school success because it fuels brain cells and gives your child the energy and nutrients he or she needs for optimal […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer R-3 Board of Education sets tax levy

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education set its tax levy at a hearing Monday evening prior to its regular meeting. The levy was set at $4.4696 on the 2018-2019 school year which is a decrease of $0.0347 from the 2017-2018 school year. The district’s assessed valuation increased by $1,634,947 to $19,193,587 due primarily to […]

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USDA to authorize up to $12 billion in programs to assist farmers impacted by tariffs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education approves bids

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education awarded several bids at a recent meeting. Propane gas was awarded to MFA at $1.059 per gallon with Landes Oil and UPG also submitting bids. Bus and van fuel were awarded to Landes and MFA. The milk bid was awarded to Graves with food supplies was awarded to […]