Carey Portell

‘Stronger Than Yesterday’ blogger to speak at Pearls of Production event for women

Beef producer Carey Portell will tell women at Pearls of Production how she survived and thrived after a car accident nearly took her life almost nine years ago. The seventh annual event for women in production agriculture runs Nov. 1-2 in Columbia. Pearls of Production provides hands-on training and leadership opportunities for women in livestock […]

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High nitrate in hay can, and is, killing beef cows in complex ways

Two years of abnormal weather changed plant growth, which changes livestock digestion and in the end, cows die. The words “it’s very complex” kept popping up in a University of Missouri emergency teleconference of state and regional MU Extension specialists.  This winter farmers find groups of cows dead, often falling on newly unrolled baled hay. […]

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Audio: Deadline is December 31 for Missourians to get property taxes filed

December 31 is the deadline to get property taxes filed in Missouri. Better Business Bureau Regional Director Michelle Gleba says to check your internet connection, if you do the transactions online.     Real estate and personal property taxes are due by December 31 in Missouri. If you file online, the Better Business Bureau’s regional […]