Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods announces investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announces, through the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025, which it set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables. As part of the expansion of Smithfield […]

Trenton Municipal Utilities (TMU) or Trenton City Hall

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend minimum cash reserves for electric, water and sewer departments

Trenton’s Utility Committee will recommend minimum cash reserves for each of the three departments of Trenton Municipal Utilities: electric, water, and sewer. Utility committee members, two councilmen, the Mayor, and other city officials reviewed financial information based on an April 2018 audit. The purpose of having minimum cash reserves is to have enough money for […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge to offer Sparrow Identification Workshop

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner south of Sumner will host a two-day free Sparrow Identification Workshop next month. The workshop is open to the public and will include sparrow identification in classroom and field settings. Participants will meet at the Swan Lake Headquarters building October 19th at noon for classroom identification presentations, […]

Arson

Trenton man accused of arson after mother’s house burns west of Trenton

A Trenton man faces a felony charge in Grundy County after allegedly setting his mother’s house on fire September 10th. Online court information indicates 48-year-old Stacy Todd Davis has been charged with second-degree arson, however, he has not yet been taken into custody for the charge but Davis’s bond was set at $10,000 cash only. […]

Farm News

As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts hurt on-farm prices

Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers. For consumers, this can be good news with lower prices at grocery cases. For producers of beef, pork, chicken, and milk it doesn’t bode so well.  In a mid-year baseline update for livestock and dairy, University of Missouri economist Scott Brown […]

KCP&L announces purchase of power from Missouri wind farms

University of Missouri Extension to hold public meeting on wind farm development

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a community listening session on wind farm development in Maysville later this month. DeKalb County residents and community members are invited to share their views and experiences about wind farm development in a small group setting with team members from the University of Missouri at the June Conley […]