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Go mobile with free MDC hunting, fishing, and fall color apps

 Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Discover nature through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s free mobile apps for hunting, fishing, and fall color. The MO Hunting, Find MO Fish, and MO Fall Colors FREE apps are available for both Android and Apple mobile devices through Google Play and iTunes stores. Learn more and download the apps at MO Hunting lets you purchase and view hunting and fishing permits directly from a mobile device and also

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  • Bumper crop exceeds storage

     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Graph: Missouri grain storage capacity, 2000-present.
Credit: University of Missouri Extension

    University of Missouri Extension offers farmers help and options to store and dry 2014’s bumper corn crop. “MU Extension’s website lists guides and customized spreadsheets to help producers make decisions about storage options,” said Joe Zulovich, extension agricultural engineering specialist. Ag specialists in extension offices across the state have undergone training recently to help farmers decide how and when to store, dry and transport grain. Access charts, spreadsheets and guides

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  • SDS appears in Missouri soybean fields

     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Foliage symptoms of sudden death syndrome in sobyean.
Credit: MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic

    Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is showing up in soybean fields across the state. Farmers should scout fields thoroughly for symptoms of SDS. “SDS, caused by the soil fungus Fusarium virguliforme, produces striking foliage symptoms which first appear on upper leaves as scattered yellow blotches that increase in size,” said University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Laura Sweets. Yellow areas may turn brown, but veins remain green. As the disease advances,

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  • Clarence Cannon NWR Draft Hunt Plan and Environmental Assessment

     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

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    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has prepared a draft Hunt Plan and Environmental Assessment for lands managed as part of the Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge [NWR]. The draft Hunt Plan seeks a continuation of managed deer hunts on the Refuge, while the draft Environmental Assessment outlines the environmental effects of the alternatives considered. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the draft Hunt Plan and Environmental

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  • Elsberry FFA Member SPOTLIGHT

     Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Madison McClenning

    Parents:  Dustin and Amy McClenning FFA Chapter: Elsberry FFA FFA Advisors: Mr. Jason Vandivort, Mr. George Neiters, and Mr. Mike McCrory How are you involved in agriculture? I am involved in agriculture by raising hogs. I raise and care for my pigs I show them at various jackpot shows and the Lincoln County Fair as well. I also have raised horses, Coonhounds, chickens, and rabbits. I find a huge interest

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  • Living with Livestock

     Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Kaylee Calvin

    Most people are filled with enjoyment when they are on the field or on a court, but not for a livestock exhibitor. A livestock exhibitor finds their happiness inside a little old rustic barn with the sound of piglets squealing and witnessing the first remarkable steps a lamb makes. Living with livestock is more than just the daily feed and water routine. It takes hours of patience, strength for the

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  • Elsberry FFA has quickly established a distinguished trap shooting legacy

     Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Pictured above are [front row left-right] Nicholas Stone, Josh Jurkowaski, Michael Kelly, Leighton Vaughn, Lane Conderman and John Party. In the second row from left to right are Alex Boedeker, Colby Martin, Madi McClenning, Mandy Horne, Alyssa Ohmes, Emma Henry and Devin Hartley. In the third row are [left-right] Logan Shaw, Nathan Stone, Matt Henry, Anthony Grasso, Ben Tullock and Jared Leslie.

    When most people think of sports the first image that pops into their minds is probably not trap shooting. For a number of Elsberry FFA students, however, shooting clay birds is every bit as enjoyable and competitive as baseball or football. Shooting is such a popular sport at Elsberry that the school currently has three teams. These consist of an eight grade shooting squad, an all female team and the

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