Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA teams in Carroll County to share repair, rebuilding advice

FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting Carrollton in Carroll County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri. The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors […]

Commentary

Melinda Hemmelgarn and others dispute claims in Missouri Farm Bureau commentary

In a recent commentary from the Missouri Farm Bureau, Blake Hurst came out in favor of SB 391, which provides that county commissions and county health center boards shall not impose standards or requirements on an agricultural operation. Refuting those claims in the Farm Bureau commentary is Registered Dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn. She states that she […]

Cow and cattle herd

Plan announced to control use of antibiotics in livestock

The major players in the meat industry have developed what they’re calling a “stewardship plan” they say will ensure that they use antibiotics in livestock only when necessary. At issue is the possible development of deadly “super-bug” infections that are resistant to antibiotics and harmful to humans.  The group has developed a set of guidelines and […]

Corn Field

Crop conference gives updates on dicamba, pests, disease

The annual University of Missouri Crop Management Conference offers updates on how 2018’s drought-to-downpour growing season affected crops, pests, and disease, and provides insights on how trade affects agricultural commodity markets. The event, Dec. 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, also includes information on dicamba research and label requirements, says MU Extension […]

Young Horse

University of Missouri equine clinician offers advice on respiratory disease

Rhodococcus equi is a bacterial organism found in dry and dusty soil in horse environments that can cause pneumonia in young foals. A zoonotic disease, Rhodococcus equi can also infect people who are immunocompromised, such as HIV-AIDS patients. Philip Johnson, a professor of equine internal medicine in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, […]