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Coming soon to Missouri: Elk
In October the Missouri Conservation Commission approved a plan to restore elk in southern Missouri as early as next year. The plan calls for the release of wild elk in a 346-square-mile restoration zone in Shannon, Carter and Reynolds counties. The Missouri Department of Conservation selected the area because of extensive public lands, suitable habitat, low road density and minimal agricultural activity. The plan also includes habitat management recommendations, health protocols and herd management guidelines. To ensure that Missouri’s wildlife and livestock remain healthy, the plan includes health testing guidelines developed by MDC and the Missouri Department of Agriculutre. Each released elk will be tested to make sure it is disease free and fitted with a radio collar to track its movements. Elk restoration programs in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee have successfully restored elk populations with economic benefits through wildlife viewing and hunting.
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Cullers’ farm near the southwest Missouri town of Purdy yielded a record of 160.6 bushels per acre. By contrast, a typical Missouri acre yields about 40 bushels a year. Cullers passed his previous record of 154.57 bushels per acre, which was set in 2007. In 2008, Cullers was one of only two Missourians to be inducted into the soybean industry’s 100 Bushel Club, which recognizes growers who achieve high yields. He was also featured in the September 2008 issue of Rural Missouri (“Soybean Celebrity”).
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a rebound in historically low meat prices a year ago. The survey also showed prices for eggs and shredded cheddar cheese had slight increases where as prices dropped for potatoes, chicken breasts, flour, milk and toasted oat cereal. Relatively unchanged in price were vegetable oil, bread, orange juice, salad mix and apples. The change in prices caused Missouri shoppers to pay on average $1.32 more for the same items than shoppers paid nationwide.
Don’t toss out those leaves
Maybe this fall you don’t have to rake all those fallen leaves from around your home. Raking leaves is an autumn ritual but it is not neccessarily good for trees and shrubs in the landscape. “If leaves are bagged and carted off, the plant nutrients they contain can’t be cycled back into the soil as they would be in the natural habitats of your landscape plants,” says Chris Starbuck, University of Missouri Extension horticulurist. Leaves contain minerals such as iron, zinc and copper that actually can act as a fertilizer for your plants. Starbuck suggests to mulch the fallen leaves where they land and let them decompose to release the helpful minerals to the underlying soil. Even in areas where turf is maintained among trees, leaves chopped up with a mulching mower can be 10 statement of ownership.xls left to decompose into the turf.
Hefty grocery bills
Shoppers heading to the grocery store to pick up all the fixins for their holiday dinners may find themselves reaching deeper into their pockets. A recent report from the Missouri Farm Bureau found that shoppers spent $4.08 more for the same 16 food items this quarter than they did earlier this year. The information was collected from volunteer shoppers from across the state. The highest increases this quarter were for sliced deli ham, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast and bacon. Diane Olson, director of promotion and education for Farm Bureau, says the increase is mainly due to
Fly by the lake
Getting around the Lake of the Ozarks by car is starting to become a lot safer and easier task thanks to the opening of a new expressway in Osage Beach. Osage Beach Parkway South is the new road westbound motorists will use instead of existing Route 54 between Route 42 and Old Bluff Drive. Existing Route 54 will carry eastbound traffic and be called Osage
World record bushels
Gov. Jay Nixon presented Missouri farmer Kip Cullers the Governor’s Award for Agricultural Achievement last month in recognition for his world record in soybean yields.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - November 2010
Rural Missouri - November 2010
Mobility's Best Friend
Rural Issues Explored at AMEC Annual Meeting
Out of the Way Eats
The Missouri Connection
Big Screen Savings
Hearth and Home
Best of Rural Missouri
Lest We Forget
Rural Missouri - November 2010
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Rural Missouri - November 2010 (Page Cover1)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Rural Missouri - November 2010 (Page Cover2)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Contents (Page 3)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Comments (Page 4)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 5)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 6)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 7)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 8)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 9)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mobility's Best Friend (Page 10)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mobility's Best Friend (Page 11)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mobility's Best Friend (Page 12)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mobility's Best Friend (Page 13)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mail Bag (Page 14)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mail Bag (Page 15)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Rural Issues Explored at AMEC Annual Meeting (Page 16)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Rural Issues Explored at AMEC Annual Meeting (Page 17)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Out of the Way Eats (Page 18)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Out of the Way Eats (Page 19)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - The Missouri Connection (Page 20)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - The Missouri Connection (Page 21)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Big Screen Savings (Page 22)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Big Screen Savings (Page 23)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Big Screen Savings (Page 24)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Hearth and Home (Page 25)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - News Briefs (Page 26)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Best of Rural Missouri (Page 27)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Best of Rural Missouri (Page 28)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Lest We Forget (Page 29)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Marketplace (Page 30)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Marketplace (Page 31)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Around Missouri (Page 32)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Around Missouri (Page 33)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Around Missouri (Page 34)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Around Missouri (Page 35)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Neighbors (Page 36)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Neighbors (Page 37)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Just4Kids (Page 38)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Just4Kids (Page 39)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Just4Kids (Page Cover4)