Natural Resources Conservation Service

Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service sets April 15 application deadline to apply for easements

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has set an April 15 deadline to apply for wetland and agricultural land easements in Missouri. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect valuable lands through easements. The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program focuses on restoring and protecting wetlands as […]

Cows grazing in pasture

Use sound grazing practices to reduce overgrazing and weeds

Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Valerie Tate. Last year’s extreme weather conditions created a forage shortage. As a result, many pastures were overgrazed.  When pastures are overgrazed, there is little green leaf material […]

Boil Advisory

Portion of Sullivan County placed under boil advisory

Some Sullivan county rural water customers south of Milan have been placed on a precautionary boil advisory following repairs to a water main break. According to the water district office announcement, affected are rural water customers on Route T from Route C south to Tiger Road, including Tiger Road from Route T to Texas. Sumter, […]

Pheasants and Quail Forever

Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Vanessa Olivo

Vanessa Olivo selected as NCMC’s Outstanding Student

Vanessa Olivo from Trenton, Missouri has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student for November. Vanessa is pursuing her Licensed Practical Nursing certificate and plans to continue to receive her degree as a Registered Nurse. After she graduates from NCMC, Vanessa plans to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City to obtain her Bachelors […]

Boil Advisory Lifted

Sullivan County boil advisory lifted

Sullivan County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has lifted a precautionary boil advisory put into place last Friday. The advisory affected Sullivan Rural Water customers on Route T from Route C south to Tiger Road and also included the area at Tiger Road from Route T to Texas Road; Sumter, Shell, and Rolling Roads; […]