MU & NRCS Offer Grazing School

The NRCS and University of Missouri Extension are offering the 2022 Grazing School at the Hunley Whaly Education Center in Albany, from June 21st to the 23rd.  Jim Humphreys, Field Specialist in Livestock, says the single most important factor in determining the profitability of a livestock operation is keeping feed costs low. Topics will include evaluating recourses available, grazing management, […]

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NRCS Approves East Locust Creek Reservoir’s SEIS

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist, Scott Edwards, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project.  This signals full compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act as they begin work on the construction of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. Brad Scott, General Manager of the North Central […]

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Benefits Of Warm Season Grasses

Area producers can learn the value of establishing native warm-season grasses for livestock grazing by attending a virtual program on February 18th, from 11 am to Noon.  The Missouri Department of Conservation, NRCS, and MFA are partnering for this 45-minute virtual program which will feature insights from experts on how native warm-season grasses can serve as valuable forage for livestock, […]

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USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

The USDA reminds landowners that the annual Conservation Stewardship Program or CSP has begun the sign-up period. The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), provides technical and financial assistance for farmers and ranchers looking to implement enhanced conservation practices on their operations.  They have a wide variety of conservation practices to choose from, including cover crops, resource-conserving crop rotation, grazing management, […]

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Assistance Available For Levee & Drainage Ditch Repairs

Area landowners and farmers with levee damage that needs to be repaired may qualify for assistance through a program locally administered by the Livingston County Commission.  Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says they have been working with the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation Service. Douglas says this will not be retroactive for those that have already completed the repairs. If […]

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Emergency Watershed Protection On County Commission Agenda

The Emergency Watershed Protection Program will be discussed as part of Tuesday’s meeting of the Livingston County commission.  The Commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the Commission room of the courthouse. Tuesday at 10:00 am, representatives of the Natural Resource Conservation Service will meet with the commissioners to discuss the watershed program. Other items on the agenda […]

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Pollinator Clinic Offered At Ag Center

The Power of Pollinators – a program offered by the Department of Conservation, NRCS and FSA offices in Chillicothe and partnering with Quail Forever.  Quail Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Andrew White says he will present the program June 22nd at the Mildred Litton Ag Classroom at the Ag Center.  White says there will be a wide variety of information […]

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