Electric Transmission Line

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a proud […]

Missouri Department of Conservation Trim Grant website

Missouri Department of Conservation offering TRIM grants

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering its annual cost-share grants to assist government entities and non-profits with management, improvement, and conservation of trees and forests on public land. The Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grants can help communities fund tree inventories, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree planting, and the training […]

Cow grazing in pasture

Improving cattle grazing fescue pastures with legumes

Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Fescue remains the hardy mainstay of southwestern Missouri pastures. Adding legumes gives fescue fields more nutritional punch and profit, Davis says.  Proper management is key to making grasses and […]

Major Malik A. Henderson

Colonel Malik Henderson promoted to Assistant Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective March 20, 2019. Major Malik A. Henderson has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel, where he will serve as the assistant superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In addition to acting in the superintendent’s absence and at his request, […]

Grain Belt Express

Missouri Public Service Commission grants Grain Belt Express permission to build transmission line

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt) which sought Commission authority and a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line, and associated facilities within eight Missouri counties (Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, […]

Collin M. Stosberg

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotion of Lt. Collin Stosberg

Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective April 1, 2019. Sergeant Collin M. Stosberg, public information and education officer assigned to Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO, is being promoted to lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Public Information and Education Division, General Headquarters, […]

Tornado Drill

Annual statewide tornado drill set for March 5th

The annual tornado drill will be held next week as part of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says Grundy County will participate in the drill which will be held on Tuesday morning, March 5th at 10 o’clock, Severe Weather Preparedness Week is Sunday […]