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    Bridgeton to allow bow hunting of deer

    Bridgeton to allow bow hunting of deer

    Posted 7:19 PM 7/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRIDGETON (AP) - The Bridgeton City Council has agreed to allow longbow hunting in an effort to thin the growing deer population in the St. Louis County town.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the city council voted 5-3 Wednesday to (More)

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    Columbia lakes will open earlier for morning anglers

    Posted 8:36 PM 7/17/2014 by John Zupon Jr. KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Parks and Recreation Commission approved a recommendation for lakes to open earlier for prime fishing time Thursday evening. 

    Phillips Lake, which at 40 acres is the biggest lake in Columbia, opened at 6 a.m., which some fishermen said they did not like since (More)

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    Agronomist claims drones could revolutionize agriculture

    Posted 5:27 PM 7/17/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Students and farmers flocked to the MU Agriculture Technology Fair Thursday to learn about innovations at the forefront of the industry, including controversial drone technology to monitor plants.

    Professor of Plant Sciences, Bill Wiebold, gave a presentation on how farmers (More)

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    Missouri health researches to study creek fallout

    Missouri health researches to study creek fallout

    Posted 8:59 AM 7/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County health officials say they will hire researchers to study illness rates among residents near a creek that was contaminated decades ago by nuclear waste.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis County Health Department will hire three researchers (More)

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    Public comment period on new deer regulations begins

    Public comment period on new deer regulations begins

    Posted 11:33 AM 7/16/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY – A public comment period for new proposed regulations on deer breeding and facilities started Wednesday.  

    The proposed regulations would ban importation of white-tailed deer, mule deer and their hybrids coming from outside Missouri. It would require new deer (More)

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    Peach crop suffers from bad weather

    Posted 5:34 PM 7/15/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE- Bruce Arnett, owner of Peach Tree Farms and other peach farmers around the state of Missouri are in the midst of one of the lowest crop yields in years. 

    Coming off two bumper years Arnett says he was fortunate enough to keep the orchard running for customers this (More)

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    Hog farm opponents hand over petition in hopes of new ordinance

    Posted 6:52 PM 7/14/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The leader of the neighborhood group fighting a proposed hog facility met with Callaway County commissioners Monday to officially hand over the group's petition aimed at keeping the Eichelberger Farms out of the area. 

    Jeff Jones handed over a petition containing 1,371 (More)

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    Oil found in soil in Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

    Posted 3:06 PM 7/14/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Construction crews of Magellan Midstream Partners found an oil leak last week in Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

    Crews are putting in a new natural gas pipeline below the Missouri River.

    Missouri Department of Natural Resources said there is an old (More)

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    Roundup-resistant weeds trouble Midwestern farmers

    Roundup-resistant weeds trouble Midwestern farmers

    Posted 3:06 PM 7/13/2014 by The Associated Press

    ELSBERRY, Mo. (AP) - The emergence of weeds resistant to a popular herbicide is causing headaches for Midwestern farmers, forcing them to change how they manage weeds after years of spray-it-and-forget-it simplicity.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports weed experts say half the nation's (More)

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    EPA chief defends proposed clean water rules

    EPA chief defends proposed clean water rules

    Posted 3:24 PM 7/10/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency insists efforts to clarify her agency's jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act won't result in tighter farm regulations.

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the Kansas City Agribusiness Council on Thursday that (More)

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    Hinkson Creek progress impresses EPA and DNR officials

    Posted 8:06 PM 7/9/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Members of the Hinkson Creek Collaborative Adaptive Management (CAM) Stakeholder Committee presented a progress report on the plan to improve the creek's water quality Wednesday evening.

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Karl Brooks said the creek has shown (More)

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    Missouri Department of Conservation to hold deer management forum

    Posted 1:16 PM 7/9/2014 by Alexandra Pierce, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a deer management open house Wednesday.

    The goal of the forum is to discuss deer management with citizens.  This is one of a series of open houses being held by the department.

    There will be booths set up that (More)

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