Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

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“Hoedown Homecoming” events at Gallatin set for week of September 23, 2019

The Gallatin R-5 School District will hold events for its “Hoedown Homecoming.” A coronation will be the night of September 25, 2019, at 7 o’clock and will be followed by a pep rally and bonfire. Homecoming king candidates are student council member Jonathan Carder, seniors Tom Crouse and Haden Bradford, and juniors, Gage Wright and […]

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Judge denies bond for Braymer man arrested in connection with missing Diemel brothers

A judge has initially denied bond for a Braymer man arrested for alleged driving of a rental truck without permission of two brothers from Wisconsin who used it to travel to a farm near Braymer. Online court information indicates arraignment was held on Monday in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court for 25-year-old […]

Livestock Show

Additional winners announced at Jamesport Junior Livestock Show

Additional winners have been announced from the Jamesport Junior Livestock Show. In the Swine Show, Grand Champion Boar went to Graydee Rains of Gallatin, and Reserve Champion Boar went to Wade Horton of Chillicothe. Grand Champion Gilt: Macie Rodenburg of Wheeling, and Reserve Champion Gilt: Kaitlyn Bird of Gallatin. Grand Champion Market: Charlie Peniston of […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Rules allow corn, soybean cover crops to provide fall forage for cattle herds

Corn and soybean crops planted on “prevented acres” not planted last spring may provide corn and soybean forage for cattle this fall. With a wet spring, many farmers failed to make quality hay for cow herds. Now, cover crops needed on bare crop ground may produce quality forage.  Earlier regulations on unplanted cropland restricted using […]

Fescue

For added fall fescue growth, hold off nitrogen until August

Tall fescue, Missouri’s most used pasture grass, provides fall and winter grazing with proper management.  With growing concern about the lack of stored forage, grazing offers potential feed this year.   Fescue grows in two distinct seasons, spring and fall. Fall growth isn’t as robust as in spring. With good management, fescue gives grazing well […]

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USDA extends deadline to report spring-seeded crops in Missouri

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Missouri impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and federal crop insurance agents. “Agriculture operations throughout the state have […]