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Flood waters causing problems for many Missouri conservation areas

| May 5, 2017

Heavy rains have caused historic flooding for much of Missouri, impacting homes, neighborhoods, roads, and even entire towns throughout the state. Flood waters have also caused damage at some Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) conservation areas, particularly to roads, boat ramps, buildings, and other infrastructure.

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Missouri deer study halfway complete

| May 5, 2017

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) have completed the third winter trapping season to catch deer. This is a five year program that traps, tracks and studies Missouri’s white-tailed deer in the northwest and Ozark regions of the state.

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MDC measures a new state record American elm tree in KC area

| May 4, 2017

The Kansas City area tree toppled the old record of an elm in St. Louis.

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U.S. Beef accepted in Brazil for the first time in 13 years

| May 4, 2017

More than a decade of work has gone into attempting to get U.S. Beef into Brazil. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the hard work has finally paid off.

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NEWSMAKER — Beef up your diet

| May 4, 2017

May is national beef month and will emphasize to consumers the importance of beef and how it affects many people’s lives.

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Monsanto Terminates Sale of Precision Planting to John Deere

| May 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that John Deere and Monsanto had terminated their attempted sale of Precision Planting, LLC., from Monsanto to John Deere.

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Changes to school meals on the horizon

| May 3, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Monday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal programs in order to make food choices both healthful and appealing to students.

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New Spending Bill’s Impact on Agriculture

| May 2, 2017

Congress put together a spending package on Sunday night that would keep the government running through the rest of fiscal year 2017.

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Crop Progress reports farmers set back by rain

| May 2, 2017

For the week of April 24 through April 30, the state averaged 6.07 of rain statewide. This is 5.04 inch increase from the 2012-2016 average.

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