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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City

Audio: Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City to resume tours following May tornado

You’ll have the opportunity again soon to tour the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) in Jefferson City, about four months after an EF-3 tornado struck the facility. Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau spokeswoman Brittney Mormann says modified tours will be offered.     The modified tours will include access to two housing units and […]

Bridge Work

Several bridges in northern Missouri to benefit from federal money

Several lettered-route bridges within the Green Hills Region are to benefit from federal money that Congressman Sam Graves announced will be forthcoming to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Each of the targeted bridges has a poor condition rating. Graves received notification from the U.S. Department of Transportation that Missouri will receive $20.7 million for the […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council agenda includes items of interest at airport and 9th Street overlay project

The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board will meet prior to the Trenton City Council on Monday evening, August 26, 2019. The Building and Nuisance Board will discuss nine properties at the Trenton City Hall at 6 o’clock. Of those properties, one is listed under declaration of a nuisance, three under public hearing, four under findings […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA teams in Carroll County to share repair, rebuilding advice

FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting Carrollton in Carroll County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri. The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves third-party company to handle billing and mailing of TMU services

While all eight agenda items were eventually approved, several were decided by split votes last night of the eight-member Trenton City Council. By the end of this year, Trenton Municipal Utilities will have transitioned to having an Olathe, Kansas company provide the billing and mailing services. The change is seen by TMU officials as saving […]

Joe Wilson Pecan Growers in Nevada, Missouri

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority helps bring a dream to reality

Behind the eyes of every farmer, producer and agribusiness owner is a dream to do more with what they have and add value to their business. The agriculture industry is always growing and changing to meet new demands, new markets, and new supply chains. The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) offers programs […]

Flood Recovery

Updates on road repairs in north Missouri from damage due to flood waters

The Missouri Department of Transportation understands the continued road closures due to flooding and flood damage are impacting lives and are working to repair and restore mobility to routes as waters recede. Local maintenance crews are clearing debris and repairing shoulders and minor road surface issues as they are able. More extensive work, including debris […]