Two hunters dragging deer carcass

Missouri Department of Conservation has new rules for deer carcasses in ongoing fight against CWD

Starting in 2020, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has added additional regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri as part of its ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The new regulations change the requirements for transporting deer carcasses into Missouri and throughout the state […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Medical marijuana facility applicant fees total more than $3.3 million to start fledgling program

As of Thursday, March 7, the state health department has gotten 460 pre-filed application forms for facilities that want to dispense medical marijuana.  That amounts to fees so far of- $3 point 3 million dollars. That money will jumpstart the state program that is still in the works, does not guarantee a license to sell […]

Hospital and Money

Audio: Missouri hospitals not excited about new federal rules to publish patient rates

Hospitals in Missouri and nationwide now have a new rule requiring them to publicize pricing for all hospital services. Krista Berry with Cape Girardeau based SoutheastHEALTH, says her group has concerns about the new requirement because it calls on hospitals to post official “chargemaster” rates.     Krista Berry with Cape Girardeau based SoutheastHEALTH says […]

Bulls in farm lot

Show-Me-Select rules require genetically tested bull EPDs

New sire selection rules for Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers improve reliable calving-ease genetics. “Bulls used in the heifer program will carry DNA-tested EPDs (expected progeny differences),” said Jared Decker, University of Missouri Extension geneticist.  The rules going into effect Feb. 1, 2019, were set by the SMS governing board of farmers. “DNA tests add reliability to EPDs […]