North Central Missouri Development Alliance or NCMDA

Audio: North Central Missouri Development Alliance calls business retention the foundation of economic development

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Director Micah Landes calls business retention the foundation of economic development. She says it does not make sense for an organization to use time and resources to attract new businesses if the organization is not helping existing businesses. Landes also calls locally-owned businesses the “lifeblood” of a stable economy. Grundy […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton residents responsible for providing property numbers for emergency services

The Trenton Police Department reminds owners and/or occupants of residences and businesses that they are responsible for numbering their properties. The department notes it cannot help someone inside a residence if it cannot find that residence. Trenton City Code (500.045) states street numbers should be “sufficient size to be legible from the street, with a […]

Unemployment

Audio: Governor Parson says unemployment insurance fund cannot help all Missourians seeking benefits

More Missourians than ever before are out of work. Since the coronavirus started creeping its way into the state’s economy in mid-March, more than 339,000 people have requested unemployment aid. That’s nearly double the number of jobless claims filed in all of 2019. During his coronavirus briefing, Governor Parson says he does not think the […]

Feral Hogs

Audio: Missouri Pork Association backs feral hog hunting ban on federal land

The Missouri Pork Association supports the ban on public hunting of feral hogs on federal lands in the state. Director Don Nikodim says Missouri Pork is working with the state Conservation Department, DNR, and the Department of Agriculture which all support the ban.     The Conservation Department is training more staff this year to […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]

Insurance Policy

Post-harvest is time for producers to review liability insurance coverage

Post-harvest is a good time for producers to review their liability insurance coverage, says University of Missouri economist Ray Massey. Recent issues with dicamba spray drift highlight the need for farmers to understand their third-party liability due to herbicide applications, Massey says. Massey recommends that farmers consult with an insurance or legal professional experienced in […]

Farm News

As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts hurt on-farm prices

Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers. For consumers, this can be good news with lower prices at grocery cases. For producers of beef, pork, chicken, and milk it doesn’t bode so well.  In a mid-year baseline update for livestock and dairy, University of Missouri economist Scott Brown […]