Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Test cornstalks for nitrates before feeding

Test baled cornstalks for nitrate levels and feed them to cattle with caution, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz. MU Extension agronomists across the state report high nitrate levels caused by this summer’s drought. County MU Extension centers offer nitrate testing. Before feeding cornstalk bales, it is important to know nitrate levels […]

Dove Hunting

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes requiring nontoxic shot on 36 dove hunting areas

The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing regulations that will require the use of nontoxic shot for hunting doves on 20 conservation areas with heavy, concentrated dove hunting. MDC is also proposing adding 16 areas to its existing 21 conservation areas where non-toxic shot is required for all hunting with shotguns. The proposed regulations were […]

silage

Chopped corn silage offers better control for beef producers

Farmers are looking to drought-stressed corn for silage and balage to stretch limited hay supplies. Chopped corn silage offers beef producers better options than balage, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz.  Silage allows better control of the amount of high-energy feed for wintering cattle, Schmitz says. Balage offers less flexibility and control […]

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip recalled due to possible Botulism

As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard. This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening […]

Rachel Kinsella

Meadville woman sentenced to 25-years for poisoning her son

A Saint Louis County Circuit Court judge has sentenced a Meadville woman convicted of poisoning her son. Thirty-six-year-old Rachel Kinsella was sentenced Friday to 25 years with the Department of Corrections for first-degree assault, as well as seven years for first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.  The sentences are to run concurrently. The state […]