Electric Wires over Field

MDC partners with Grundy Electric Cooperative for wildlife habitat projects

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Grundy Electric Cooperative on a project to benefit wildlife habitat and reduce power line right-of-way maintenance costs. Private property owners are also a voluntary partner. MDC’s Wires Over Wildlife (WOW) program provides expertise and cost-share money for converting overgrown brush and trees under electrical distribution […]

Coronavirus Update

Adair County reports a new case of COVID-19 as a result of community spread

The Adair County Health Department reports that a 52-year-old female resident has tested positive for COVID-19 as the result of community spread. Four Adair County males related to area meat-processing plants, ages 19, 34, 44, and 59 also tested positive. This brings Adair County’s total case count to 77 year-to-date with 26 individuals currently in […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson takes security measures to safeguard election process

Governor Mike Parson took security measures to safeguard the election process and protect Missouri voters during COVID-19 by signing SB 631 into law.  “Any Missourian affected by COVID-19 should still be able to vote, including those who are sick or considered at-risk,” Governor Parson said. “I applaud Senator Dan Hegeman, Representative Dan Shaul, and the rest of […]

Farm equipment cultivator

Farmers face unique safety risks during COVID-19

Farmers and ranchers face unique safety risks as COVID-19 continues to spread. The predicted peak of the COVID-19 outbreak likely will hit as spring planting season shifts into high gear, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy. Physical distancing becomes difficult as farmers receive seed and chemical deliveries, Lee says. Shipments […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff releases summary of incidents and arrests for 2019

The Livingston County Sheriff reports 761 incident reports in 2019, which is up 148 compared to 2018. Sheriff Steve Cox attributed part of the increase to additional reporting of crime in the county and self-initiated activity by the sheriff’s department. The department reported 239 arrest reports last year, up 37 compared to the previous year. […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

Applying Oil on Road

MoDOT responds to issues with contract sealing projects

Sealing roads has been used as a preventative maintenance treatment for many years on roadways across the state. A sealing treatment uses oil to fill small cracks in road surfaces which helps prevent water from seeping into the pavement and reduces the damage done by the freeze/thaw/heat cycle that roads throughout Northwest Missouri are subject […]

Road Work

Livingston County Highway 65 and Linn County Route M resurfacing to resume

Work will soon resume on both Linn County Route M and Livingston County U.S. Route 65 through Chillicothe. Missouri Petroleum, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin the second stage of a resurfacing project on Route M in Brookfield on Monday, Sept. 9, followed by U.S. Route 65 through Chillicothe. Work will take place […]