Agriculture

Agriculture

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The Missouri Department of Conservation has partnered with the Cape Girardeau County Commission in a Community Assistance Program (CAP) agreement to make improvements to the lakes at County Parks North and South. MDC fisheries regional supervisor, Christopher Kennedy, says it’s part of a program that works to expand fishing opportunities across the state.

Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation's forestry division is now taking applications for their annual TRIM grant program. TRIM, which stands for Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance, is a cost-share program that assists in community forestry projects.

These projects can include funding for tree inventories, removal and pruning of hazardous trees, training of volunteers and employees, tree planting, and managing surrounding plants. Program supervisor for MDC's forestry division, Russell Hinnah says there are many advantages to cultivating a sylvan community.

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture will hold their last in-person dicamba application training session this week.

Before the start of the growing season, farmers with the intent of purchasing and using synthetic auxin herbicides are required to have a private or commercial applicator license, and training to prevent off-target movement.

Missouri Department of Conservation

The 2017-2018 deer and turkey hunting seasons came to a close on Monday, and the Missouri Department of Conservation has released final harvest numbers for the state.

The season ended on Jan. 15 with 283,940 deer harvested, and the archery deer season closing with 51,722 harvested.

MDC news services coordinator Joe Jerek says they’ve seen a large jump in numbers since last year.

Down on the Farm with the "Turkey Whisperer"

Nov 20, 2017
Brian Noto

Thanksgiving is almost here.

But who knew that our Thanksgiving turkeys are reluctant gobblers.

Brian Noto traveled to Frohna, Missouri, to talk with Colby Jones of Farrar Out Farms a.k.a. "The Turkey Whisperer."

 

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