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As recent weather has lead to cooler temperatures across the region, there is concern about frost injuring emerged corn and soybeans. Temperatures at 32 degrees may result in injury to leaf tissue. However, when temperatures reach 28 degrees for two hours, there is likely plant death, said W…

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While the state began gradually reopening economic and social activity Monday, May 4, the Missouri Department of Conservation is working on its transition plan to safely reopen MDC facilities, including nature centers and staffed shooting ranges, to ensure social distancing requirements and …

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Missouri Department of Conservation will offer the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this fall. MDC will issue five permits for hunting bull elk for the 2020 season this fall. Four general permits will be for the public, and one permit will be reserved for qualifyin…

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Most parks and public facilities in the cities of Liberty, Kearney and Smithville have closed down due to COVID-19 concerns, but Clay County Public Health Center’s decision to roll back the end stay-at-home orders on May 4 has at least one parks and recreation department planning to reopen.

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This year’s Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the annual event that raises environmental protection awareness.

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JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages drivers to be cautious on the roads this spring and give turtles a brake, according to a statement from the department. These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year…

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With 65 degrees predicted for weather on Sunday, April 19, remember only city trails are open, but no playgrounds, shelter houses or athletic courts are open.

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Due to COVID-19 and related work-from-home orders, University of Missouri Extension centers in Platte, Clay and Jackson counties are temporarily unable to accept soil samples at local county offices. However, soil samples can be submitted directly to the MU Soil and Plant Testing Lab at 23 M…

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COLUMBIA — Due to health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s National History Day in Missouri state contest will be held online. The competition is sponsored and organized by the State Historical Society of Missouri, which has been working with schools to transition the contest …