Flooding unlikely to affect Japanese beetle populations

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Even long-lasting floodwaters have little effect on invasive Japanese beetles that have begun to emerge in central Missouri, says Kevin Rice, University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist.

Extension specialist urges patience on roadways after floods

• Farm equipment, damaged roads, extra traffic create dangerous travel conditions.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Motorists should exercise patience and caution as they travel rural roadways this summer, urges Jim Humphrey, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist based in Andrew County.

Summer enrollment increases by 30 percent at East Central College, Three for Free Program is a success

    The classrooms of East Central College are full this summer, thanks in part to Three for Free – an initiative giving area high school students a chance to take a tuition-free summer course.

Farm Service Agency county committee nominations open on Friday, June 14

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019.
    Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.