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USDA announces $16M funding opportunity to support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). […]

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Penalties increase for poaching in the state of Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.  Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed HB260 into law July 11. Called the Poaching Bill, it significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri […]

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Deadline extended for workshop at Barton Farm Campus

The deadline has been extended to reserve a spot for a free workshop on how landowners, gardeners, and local communities can improve their property by establishing native pollinator plots. Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist John Marshall will present information during the Pollinators and Wildlife Presentation and Field Tour at the Barton Farm Campus of Trenton the […]