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Would Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination endanger Missouri waterways?

Could Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court mean more polluted waterways in Missouri?  The state chapter of the Sierra Club believes so, pointing to a ruling Kavanaugh says is one of his “most significant.”  In 2014, Kavanaugh argued the EPA should have considered monetary costs when it implemented regulations on mercury and […]

Sinkhole in Missouri

Audio: Missouri is home to 16,000 sinkholes that vary drastically in size

(Missourinet) – Missouri has about 16,000 known sinkholes. Fletcher Bone with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says they can be found statewide but are prevalent in certain parts of the state.     Bone says sinkhole reports often increase during certain times of the year.     He says the size of sinkholes can […]

Solid Waste Collection Event

Solid waste collection event to be held in Braymer for Caldwell County residents

Caldwell County residents may dispose of special waste items banned from landfills during a solid waste collection event next month. The collection will be held at the Braymer City Barn at 810 North Murray Street September 8th from 9 o’clock to noon. Items accepted for a fee will include clean tires, appliances, computer-related items, copy […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson announces state funding to assist Cameron and Caldwell County with water shortage

Governor Mike Parson on Friday continued his commitment to finding solutions to ease the impact of the drought by announcing that more than $77,000 in state funding will be awarded to assist the drought-stricken City of Cameron and Caldwell County Public Water Supply Number 2. As of August 20, the City of Cameron reservoirs were […]

Thompson Farm Field Day

Thompson Farm field day, scheduled for September 17th, adds forest value to beef genetics studies

New research results will be featured at a September 17th field day at the University of Missouri Thompson Farm, Spickard. Woodland improvements on a beef farm will be the newest show-and-tell at the annual event, says Jon Schreffler, MU farm manager.  Wooded acres now provide income from timber harvest. Dusty Walter, MU forester, will share […]

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Cash rental rates for Missouri cropland change little in 2018 survey

Cash rental rates for Missouri cropland changed little, according to a newly released survey from the University of Missouri Extension. Pastureland rental prices ticked upward slightly. The survey helps landowners and farmers find trends in rental rates for cropland, pastureland, grain bins, farm buildings and fee hunting. The survey covered criteria such as the location […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

USDA to provide $5.6M to assist in construction of Little Otter Creek Reservoir in Caldwell County

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service announced Thursday that it will provide another $5.600,000 for construction of the Little Otter Creek Reservoir in Caldwell County. The 344-acre lake will provide a dependable water supply for about 10,000 residents, flood control, and recreational opportunities. State Conservationist J. R. Flores says the funding […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces emergency water and hay access for farmers

In response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. Governor Parson also announced the creation of a lottery for farmers interested in haying, free of charge, on almost 900 acres of Missouri […]

Ducks Unlimited and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company have partnered to protect and improve 1,600 acres of wetland and grasslands across Iowa over the next three years through Ducks Unlimited’s Living Lakes Initiative.

Nestlé Purina commits $1 million to Ducks Unlimited in Iowa to help boost water quality

Ducks Unlimited and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company have partnered to protect and improve 1,600 acres of wetland and grasslands across Iowa over the next three years through Ducks Unlimited’s Living Lakes Initiative, promoting healthy soil, healthy crops, and healthy wildlife habitat. Purina, which operates three pet food manufacturing facilities in Iowa (in Clinton, Fort Dodge […]