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Penalties increase for poaching in the state of Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.  Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed HB260 into law July 11. Called the Poaching Bill, it significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri […]

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Trenton entering 4th week without precipitation

Trenton has gone 21 days without measurable rain which is the longest period without measurable precipitation in Trenton in more than two years. There was a 30-day dry spell January 22nd through February 20th in 2017. During the current 21 day dry period, the yearly moisture surplus has decreased by nearly three inches. The surplus […]

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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 […]

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Road construction at a minimum during July 4th holiday

The Missouri Department of Transportation will limit road construction on the Fourth of July holiday to accommodate an anticipated record number of motorists on the highways.  Lane and bridge closures already in place around the state will remain during the holiday and subsequent weekend. Be alert to sudden closures due to emergency situations and flooding. […]