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 […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Officials announce progress report on East Locust Creek Reservoir

While dam construction for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project cannot begin until environmental and construction permitting actions are complete, there has been a great deal of progress leading up to heavy construction activity. The list below represents some of the more significant activities in progress or completed. Land acquisition for the reservoir completed in […]

Duck and Waterfowl

Missouri Department of Conservation waterfowl reservations open September 1, 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds waterfowl hunters that its pre-season reservation period to apply for managed waterfowl hunts will run September 1-18 with results posted October 1. MDC will offer 50 percent of daily hunting positions for managed-hunt areas through online reservations. Of the 50 percent of spots through online reservations, half will be […]

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 […]

County Fair

North Central Missouri Fair officials announce results of several competitions

Results have been released from several competitions at the North Central Missouri Fair in Trenton. Five teams of four members participated in the Super Teen Contest. The overall winning team was Make Farming Great Again. The team members were Taylor Richman, Whitley Richman, Sidney Lynch, and Hunter Beverlin. The second-place team was G. Town, which […]

Duck and Waterfowl

Missouri Department of Conservation announces changes to waterfowl reservations for fall hunting

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces changes to its reservation system for managed waterfowl hunts – starting this hunting season. MDC offers managed waterfowl hunting on more than a dozen conservation areas specially managed with a focus on wetlands. Hunters can apply for a reservation or participate in a daily morning drawing for opportunities to […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Rules allow corn, soybean cover crops to provide fall forage for cattle herds

Corn and soybean crops planted on “prevented acres” not planted last spring may provide corn and soybean forage for cattle this fall. With a wet spring, many farmers failed to make quality hay for cow herds. Now, cover crops needed on bare crop ground may produce quality forage.  Earlier regulations on unplanted cropland restricted using […]