Audio: Missouri U.S. Senate candidates have sharp differences on trade war

(Missourinet) – The candidates in the Missouri U.S. Senate race have sharp differences in their approach to the current trade war. Republican Josh Hawley is supportive of the Trump administration’s tariffs as well as the $12 billion in aid the President announced for suffering farmers. Hawley criticizes Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill for not supporting the aid […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Major announcement to advance East Locust Creek Reservoir to be made Tuesday

On Tuesday, August 14th at 10:00 AM at “the bottom of the lake” in Boynton, Missouri J.R. Flores, State Conservationist, Natural Resource Conservation Service, will be making a major announcement that will advance the East Locust Creek Reservoir project significantly.  NRCS is the federal sponsor of the Reservoir project.   Flores and NRCS have been critical […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

$25M in grant money sought for roads, bridges and broadband in East Locust Creek Reservoir project

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission and the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission have applied for a $25,000,000 grant for roads, bridges, and broadband in the area of the East Locust Creek Reservoir project in Sullivan County. The United States Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant would ensure adequate and […]

Veteran Services

Audio: Missouri Congressional member proposes enhancing VA doctor recruitment measures

(Missourinet) – West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is proposing to let VA hospitals recruit and hire doctors during their residency. She tells Missourinet doctor offices and hospitals practice such recruitment measures.     Hartzler, whose district includes Columbia, goes on to say she thinks failing to recruit doctors during the residency period has contributed to […]

Large bale of hay

Grass in wetland easements eligible for hay in drought stricken counties

To help with livestock feed and forage shortages, Missouri landowners can apply to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to cut hay on up to 50 percent of the grass areas within their wetland easements located in drought-designated counties. Eligible counties are those with drought conditions rated severe (D2) or extreme (D3) in the U.S. […]

Cow and cattle herd

Drought cuts pasture growth; farmers face culling cow herds

In dry weather with short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows’ needs to available grass is to sell cows.  Give careful thought to which grass eaters go first, says Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist. Under drought stress, identifying those cows becomes urgent. The first cut is […]

University Of Missouri

Audio: For the third year in a row, Mizzou to slash its budget and jobs

(Missourinet) – Mizzou Chancellor Alex Cartwright says increased funding for scholarships, staff pay increases and an enrollment decline have led to a 49-million dollar budget shortage. He says the school is proposing to cut 155 unfilled positions and 30 current ones, to close the gap in the budget that begins next month.     Severance packages […]

Emergency Blood Shortage

Community Blood Center declares “Emergency Blood Shortage” for Northwest Missouri

The Community Blood Center has declared a blood emergency for Northwest Missouri, Northeast Kansas, and the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The organization asks individuals to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply for more than 60 hospitals throughout the area. The Blood Center reports a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be […]

Prison Death Row

Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron remains on lockdown

Authorities at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron say the inmates involved in a disturbance Saturday night have been identified, searched, placed in restrictive housing, and may face referrals for prosecution and payment for damages. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports the prison’s dining halls, kitchen facilities, storage areas, and staff offices as well as […]