Missouri Corn Website

National corn yield contest launches today

Today, May 6, 2019, is opening day for the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC).  Baseball and growing record corn yields may have little in common on the surface, but both feature intense competition, months of preparation and good old-fashioned hard work. Farmers have from today, May 6, through Sunday, July 31, […]

Firefighter

Fire guts trailer house in Laredo

A single wide trailer home in Laredo is considered a total loss after a fire Thursday night. Laredo Fire Protection District firefighter Jason Meeker reports crews found the home one block south of Main Street fully engulfed when they arrived. He says no one was home at the time, and no injuries were reported and […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

Audio: NRCS issues disaster declaration for five north Missouri counties

The state Natural Resources Conservation Service has issued a local disaster declaration for five northwest Missouri counties affected by recent Missouri River flooding. Conservation Engineer Marty Comstock says the eligible counties for Emergency Watershed Protection Program aid are Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, and Platte.     Governor Parson says he expects to request a federal […]

Title IX

Audio: Controversial Title IX bill hung up in Missouri Senate

A contentious bill has stalled in the Missouri Senate that would significantly change the way Missouri colleges and universities handle sexual assault and harassment complaints. During a six-hour filibuster into Wednesday morning, Farmington Republican Gary Romine, says he wants to require an administrative commission to hear such cases, students involved could have an attorney and […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Army Corps of Engineers manage Missouri River for flood control, navigation

Governor Mike Parson has submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  The committee field hearing in Glenwood, Iowa, will focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers river management following devastating flooding in the region. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will participate. Witnesses will include officials from the Army Corps as well […]

Driver fastening seat belt

Trenton Police Department to participate in “Occupant Protection Seat Belt Enforcement Day”

The Trenton Police Department will participate in Occupant Protection Seat Belt Enforcement Day next week. Trenton police officers will conduct extra enforcement April 11th regarding seat belt compliance. The police department reports 160 were killed in Missouri crashes as of March 31st compared to 190 for the same period last year. Sixty-three percent of vehicle […]