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USDA urges states to require child support cooperation through SNAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support work together to help children,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “Increasing […]

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USDA extends deadline for producers to certify 2018 crop production for Market Facilitation Program payments

USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees Tackles Potential Construction on Campus

Architect Jeremy Proctor with Ellison-Auxier Architects of Saint Joseph gave a presentation at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening about potential construction for the college. The construction could include replacing campus housing with new residence halls, the demolition of several college buildings, and the addition of parking spaces and a […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods & RAE launch joint venture to create renewable energy, wildlife habitat

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in […]

Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs FY 2019 supplemental appropriations

Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 to ensure that the state has the necessary funds to operate through Fiscal Year 2019.  The supplemental appropriations bill allows for the continued current operations of Missouri state government. The Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Fiscal Year 2019 supplemental HB 14 totals $468 million, including $189 million General […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approves salary increase

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved offering contracts to all non-certified staff members at its meeting Monday evening. Non-certified staff will receive a two percent salary increase and the supplemental pay schedule was also approved. Lankford Flooring was approved to sand and refinish the gym floor for $21,100. The Missouri State High School […]

Cow grazing in pasture

Improving cattle grazing fescue pastures with legumes

Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Fescue remains the hardy mainstay of southwestern Missouri pastures. Adding legumes gives fescue fields more nutritional punch and profit, Davis says.  Proper management is key to making grasses and […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS seeks comments regarding Little Otter Creek Reservoir in Caldwell County

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has released a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan. The plan involves the construction of a proposed multipurpose reservoir in Caldwell County. This supplement addresses changes since NRCS prepared the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan and Environmental Impact Statement in 2003. The supplement […]