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2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from across Missouri.

WGU Missouri and Bridge My Return announce partnership

To help provide military service members in Missouri with an affordable pathway to earning their graduate or undergraduate degrees and connect them with in-demand careers, WGU Missouri and Bridge My Return (BMR) – a hiring platform that connects veterans and transitioning military personnel to career opportunities with military-ready companies – today announced they have entered into a partnership.

Expect high numbers of Japanese beetles this year

Japanese beetle populations are peaking throughout the state just as corn is silking, says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice.
Japanese beetles cause severe economic losses on farms and disappointment in home gardens.

Staycations boosting the economy

By Bill Cooper
    The outdoor economy is not having the pandemic problems that are plaguing other industries. Airlines, car rentals, hotels and restaurants are hurting, while outdoor businesses such as campgrounds, canoe rentals, marinas, motor homes sales, campers , boats, UTVs, firearms, and even paddle board sales are booming.

Big bullfrogs and bright lights

By Larry Dablemont
    I remember catching frogs from the river when I was only about 13 or 14 years old. We used carbide headlamps like miners used, with polished globes. My goodness, there are lights today that bullfrogs in the past would not believe. And that’s what you have to have to catch a bullfrog by hand.