Regional Conservation Partnership Programs

Missouri farmers with grazing animals can be put in contact NRCS for land management expertise and financial assistance.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is the lead agency for some Regional Conservation Partnership Programs (RCPP) designed to boost grassland habitat and forage, increase natural buffers around crop fields, and improve wildlife habitat. Programs include: Grassland Bird and Grazing Lands Enhancement Initiative […]

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You CAN Cook A Frozen Turkey

Can you cook a turkey that is still frozen?  Meredith Carothers from the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline says the simple answer is yes… It will take about 90 minutes longer.  For a 12-pound bird, it would normally take about 4 hours to reach the target temperature of 165 degrees, it will now take upwards of 6 hours. Carothers cautions, […]

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FSA Ballots Due December 5th

Ballots for the FSA County Committee election that were mailed in early November to landowners in Southwest Livingston County are due back at the FSA office by December 5th.  Livingston County Executive Director Raysha Tate says one-third of the county will receive ballots each year. Tate says the elected committee members play an important role. There is only one name […]

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Farm Service Agency – County Committee Elections

Landowners in Southwest Livingston County may find ballots in their mailbox for the FSA County Committee election,  Livingston County Executive Director Raysha Tate says one-third of the county will receive ballots each year. Tate says the elected committee members play an important role. There is only one name on the Livingston County LSA2 ballot, but wright-ins are welcome.  If you […]

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USDA Grant Money For High Speed Internet

Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation will receive $15.6 million in grant funding from the USDA’s Rural Development to improve access to high-speed internet.  The grant funds will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network to connect 3,107 people, 521 farms, 59 businesses, and nine educational facilities to high-speed internet in Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer, and Nodaway counties. The […]

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