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Researchers use UAVs to track insect dispersal patterns

In a paper to be released soon, researchers tell how they used drones to track migration patterns of pests. “This research will help us quickly determine habitat preference and dispersal patterns for newly detected invasive insect species,” says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice. That information can help farmers decide how to […]

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Audio: Missouri works to develop computer science standards for K-12 schools

Missouri is working to develop computer science standards for K through 12 public schools.     Members of the workgroup creating the standards could integrate computer science learning across other subjects, especially in elementary school. The computer science standards would not require a computer to learn and could be studied through “unplugged activities”, which involve […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

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Linn County Republican Women to meet

Missouri Right to Life Vice President Therese Sander will present a program at the next Linn County Republican Women meeting. The group will meet at Ginnie’s Restaurant of Brookfield the night of February 21st. Social time will begin at 6 o’clock, and the meeting will start at 7 o’clock.