MU Southwest Center studies 'double' stocker calf operations on fescue

Researchers at University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon are starting their third year of studying if beef producers can improve profits through a “double” calf stocking and grazing plan.

MDC recommends early blooming native trees for spring landscaping

Trees with white blooms are too common this spring in many Kansas City area fence lines, parks, and meadows, because non-native Callery pear cultivars planted as ornamentals have hybridized and become very invasive. They invade where they’re not wanted and choke out valuable native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers that nurture songbirds and butterflies. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) urges gardeners and landscapers to consider planting native trees with colorful spring blooms as ornamentals.

MDC urges drivers to slow down and give turtles a brake!

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages drivers to be cautious on the roads this spring and give turtles a brake! These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active.

Nature Conservancy and USDA announce multi-state cooperative agreement

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announce the two organizations have entered into a five-year cooperative agreement to increase private land conservation in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Edwards, Watkins, and Gray voted to the city council

    Voters turned out to the polls Tuesday, April 6, to decide between two full-term city council seats and one partial-term seat. Tracy Edwards, incumbent of Ward 2 beat challenger Keith Livingston and David Watkins, of Ward 3, defeated incumbent Shane Anselm. Michael Gray was also chosen to fill a one-year partial term in Ward 4.

Voters approve extensions of county sales taxes, aldermen reelected

    Voters on Tuesday approved the extension of two existing county sales taxes that help fund road and bridge work, capital improvements, and the county jail. In other results, the makeup of the Cuba City Council went unchanged.