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WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced the expansion of a unique service for farmers and ranchers. FSA’s Bridges to Opportunity program provides a one-stop-shop that connects producers with resources, programs and...
Missouri landowners and renters can learn about the state’s complex fencing and boundary laws at sessions offered by University of Missouri Extension. A new state law offers protection to responsible livestock owners. Under the law, which went into effect in October 2016, livestock owners would not...
Area farmers market vendors and managers are invited to a one-day regional workshop Feb. 10 in Olathe, Kan. “Selling food directly to consumers through farmers markets provides growers a chance to tell their farm’s story, but there are also legal, safety and financial parameters that farmers need...
Florist's kalanchoe, photo by Hitro Milanese
The little-known kalanchoe is the firecracker of houseplants. Kalanchoe’s colors burst with unexpected vibrancy in the dead of winter, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Kalanchoes are the Energizer Bunny of succulents,” said Trinklein. “Their flowers just keep...
All are welcome.
The Emergency Management Agency of Caldwell County is providing a storm spotter training on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Polo Community building. Classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Congressman Sam Graves
U.S. Representative Sam Graves today helped introduce a bill targeting cities that knowingly harbor illegal immigrants and protect them from being deported. The Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act would block grant funding from any locality that ignores federal law and withholds information on...
Representative Jim Neely
Thousands of Missourians from across the state made their way to Jefferson City this week to join in the festivities as the state welcomed its new statewide officials. During the November elections Missourians elected Republicans to fill the statewide positions on the ballot. On Monday, Missourians...
In winter our feathered friends especially need our help more than ever.
What birds can you expect at a bird feeder during a Missouri winter?  Quite a few, if you keep your feeders well supplied with quality bird seeds and suet.  But our feathered friends especially need our help now more than ever.  The low temperatures and snow in central Missouri has made many food...
Terrariums are back in style.
Terrariums are back in style for plant lovers, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Transparent plant containers date back at least 2,500 years, but the modern terrarium is a more recent innovation. Nineteenth-century London physician N.B. Ward had an interest in...
University of Missouri Extension offers farm families, individuals and businesses workshops in January and February to help with succession, estate and retirement planning. “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future” includes four workshops on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at various locations. “This class...

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