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Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in child well-being

The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one-quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 30th edition of the Data Book — a comprehensive annual report on child well-being for […]

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, […]

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Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]

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Green City man injured in crash east of Milan

The highway patrol reports a Green City man was injured in a two-vehicle accident early Monday evening five miles east of Milan. Sixty-three-year-old James Heaton of Green City received minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. The other driver was listed as 38-year-old Abdoul Nsungula of […]

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MU Extension agronomist: Stick with corn until end of May

The wet and cold start to this year’s corn planting season bodes poorly for yields, based on research from the University of Missouri Extension. But MU Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold says farmers should not switch from corn to other crops or early maturing corn varieties because of rain-delayed planting. There is still time to get […]

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Cameron woman escapes injury in Clay County crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Kansas City woman sustained moderate injuries and a Cameron woman was not injured in an accident involving a bus in Clay County Thursday morning. Twenty-eight-year-old Shalleena Walton was transported to the North Kansas City Hospital. Walton swerved to avoid slowing traffic on southbound Interstate 29 at Davidson Road before the […]