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Each December, over 1,200 farmers and ranchers from across Missouri gather at the Lake of the Ozarks to reconnect with old friends, learn from national experts and debate policy positions for the coming year. The 2022 Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be the 108th of its kind, a tradition unrivaled for its longevity and breadth. more
“The November 18th Show-Me-Select (SMS) Replacement Heifer Program Sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards had a good turnout and active bidding on most lots,” reports University of Missouri Extension Livestock Field Specialist Patrick Davis. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a 45-day extension of the comment period for the proposed rule “Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity Under the Packers and Stockyards Act.” more
Pasture and hay supplies are short in many areas of central and southern Missouri. University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz suggests a number of options for livestock producers to consider for feeding their livestock this winter. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded $730,000 in grant funding to a meat processor based in Summersville, announced USDA Rural Development State Director Kyle Wilkens. more
A century ago, poinsettia was added to Santa’s “naughty” list, but the plant’s reputation for being poisonous is unfortunate, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Its pretty bracts and leaves pose no danger to people and pets, other than possible allergic reactions. more
Missouri’s transportation system is a tremendous asset including 33,825 miles of roads and 10,387 bridges. The system ranks among the largest for any state in the nation. The Missouri Department of Transportation working with its statewide regional planning partners have identified $1 billion in annual unfunded needs. From the broader unfunded needs, MoDOT has developed a High Priority Unfunded Needs list to guide the development of projects into funded projects as state and federal transportation funds increase. more
A Tuesday evening drought workshop at the West Plains Civic Center, conducted by the University of Missouri Extension Office for area farmers seeking advice for coping with the current extreme … more
Almost 75% of Missouri is in a drought, with 35% experiencing severe to extreme drought similar to Howell County, as much of the state hasn’t seen significant rainfall in several weeks, or some … more
As drought conditions continue to worsen and extreme heat persists across the 10-county area surrounding and including Howell County, officials are asking residents to limit power and water … more
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