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Missouri Department of Agriculture asks residents to report unsolicited seed shipments

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has received reports from residents of unsolicited seeds being delivered from foreign countries such as China and the surrounding areas. Missouri’s announcement follows several states who have also reported packages of these seeds being delivered across the United States. Consistent with nationwide reports, the packages were labeled as jewelry, specifically […]

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Hy-Vee partners with Sol Group to donate fresh melons to Harvesters Community Food Network

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with its melon vendor Sol Group, is donating more than 9,000 fresh melons to Harvesters—The Community Food Network. Today, Hy-Vee delivered 18 pallets of honeydew, cantaloupe and mini seedless watermelon to the food bank. The donation comes as food banks across Missouri and Kansas struggle to keep their shelves stocked due […]

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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 […]

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USDA to open signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands, and pastures, while maintaining the land as working grazing lands,” said Kim Viers, Acting State Executive Director. “The program […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts resignation

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved policies and accepted retirements and a resignation Monday evening. The policies involved officially establishing the school start date as no earlier than 14 days before labor day, approving participation in the National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, and adding CBD products to the list of items not allowed on […]

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DHSS issues certifications for medical marijuana seed-to-sale entities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has begun the process of issuing the first round of certifications for medical marijuana seed-to-sale entities. A seed-to-sale tracking system is a software system designed to perform functions necessary to fulfill a licensed or certified facility’s responsibilities in tracking medical marijuana from either the seed or immature […]