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USDA announces changes to emergency haying and grazing provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. “FSA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres under certain […]

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Additional cases of COVID-19 reported in four northern Missouri counties

Additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in area counties. The Linn County Health Department’s bi-weekly report shows nine COVID-19 cases have been added since Monday, August 3rd. That brings the county’s total number to 55. Thirteen cases are under isolation precaution, and 39 have been removed from isolation. There have been two antibody positive […]

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Livingston County receives notice of confirmed COVID-19 case who attended Southwest Livingston football practice

The Livingston County Health Center reports it received notification of three additional positive cases of COVID-19. That brings Livingston County’s cumulative total to 59 cases. Nine are active, and 50 have been removed from isolation. The individuals have been instructed to isolate themselves at home. Close contacts are being notified. Livingston County Health Center has […]

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What does Medicaid expansion mean for Missourians

Missourians on Tuesday voted to pass Amendment 2, an amendment to the state’s constitution which will expand the pool of people who are eligible to receive Medicaid. Medicaid is a state and federally funded program to provide health care for low-income Americans. Missouri’s Medicaid program is called ‘MO HealthNet.’ Under current restrictions, Missourians are only […]

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Community leaders in Livingston County encourage wearing of masks in public

Livingston County health, governmental, business, and school officials are encouraging people to wear a mask in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The plea comes following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Livingston County during the past several weeks. Officials they want to stop the spread of the virus now, so the […]

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Three area counties continue to see increase in COVID cases, Chillicothe Correctional Center COVID cases rise as well

The Caldwell County Health Department reports the county has a total of 34 COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of two. Twenty-eight cases are confirmed, and six are probable. Eight cases are active, and 25 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death in Caldwell County. The Linn County Health Department’s bi-weekly report shows one […]