Black Silo Winery

USDA awards grant to Black Silo Winery in Trenton

USDA rural development officials were at Black Silo Winery in Trenton Tuesday to recognize Black Silo’s participation in a USDA grant program. The grant was obtained through the Rural Energy for America Program known as REAP, which provides 25% of the costs for agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems, or to make […]

Farm Service Agency

Farm Service Agency County Committee nomination period now open

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees opened Wednesday, June 15, 2016. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” said FSA Administrator […]


Department of Agriculture urges producers to heed label restrictions when applying herbicides

The Missouri Department of Agriculture Plant Industries Division’s Pesticide Program reminds producers to explicitly follow all directions for use, restrictions and special precautions found on all pesticide labels. Dicamba is a useful chemistry registered for use in burndown and preplant applications by the U.S. EPA for the control of many broadleaf weeds in the production […]

Gallatin’s plan for new water plant gets the “OK” from USDA

Gallatin’s City Administrator reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved plans for a new water plant. Tony Stonecypher told Gallatin councilmen that he expects the project to be put out for construction bids by the end of this week. Discussion was held Monday night on water rates for the rural water district. Stonecypher is […]

Laredo Board of Aldermen meet, approve agreement to improve waste water system

The Laredo Board of Aldermen has approved an agreement for McClure Engineering to provide services for waste water system improvements.  According to City Clerk Ashley Boren, the cost has not been finalized.  The engineering firm (McClure) will make recommendations on what should be done.  The city will be seeking grant money through the United States […]