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2016 Tax Sale Notice

Daviess County publishes the 2016 Tax Sale Notice, describing lots and lands for delinquent taxes to be sold Aug. 22 at the county courthouse in Gallatin. Click here to see the 2016 listings: Tax Sale Notice

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Daviess County Junior Livestock Show opens tomorrow

The annual Daviess County Junior Livestock Show will be held on July 7, 8 and 9 at the fairgrounds located inside Dockery Park in Gallatin.

The show will open Thursday, July 7 with the Swine Show at 5 p.m.  There will be a PeeWee Show immediately following the champion boar drive at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Katie Martin is this year’s livestock superintendent along with the daily emcee.  Marcia Bird is

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June temperatures in top 10, lack of rain affects farming

Yes, June in Missouri was hot and dry, excessively so in spots. Preliminary data indicates the monthly average will be eighth- or ninth-hottest on record since 1895, says state climatologist Pat Guinan.

Temperature will average slightly above 77 degrees, about 4 degrees above normal, says Guinan with University of Missouri Extension.

Columbia broke records with temperatures above 90 degrees for 19 days in a row, ending June 27.

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Scout fields now for Japanese beetles

Peak numbers expected in two weeks.

Farmers and homeowners should be on the lookout for Japanese beetles, say University of Missouri Extension specialists. Beetles have been found in most parts of the state.

Numbers are expected to peak in mid-July.

MU Extension horticulture and agronomy specialist Todd Lorenz tells farmers to scout their fields now. He monitors beetles in Cooper, Boone, Pettis and Howard counties and has seen numbers increase

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Cicadas begin their summer sounds in July

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to discover nature this summer by learning more about cicadas. There are two types of cicadas, annual and periodical. As their names suggest, annual cicadas make an appearance every summer in July, whereas periodical cicadas emerge in 13 and 17-year cycles in late May.

Annual cicadas have dark eyes and greenish bodies, unlike the slightly smaller periodicals which have red eyes and

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Why join the Jamesport FFA Alumni?

What is your most fond FFA experience? Is it square dancing at Barnwarming, being on stage for a national proficiency award, earning your state degree, or attending FFA camp?

Maybe you weren’t in FFA yourself, but your children were.

Maybe you are just a supporter of the organization and what it teaches our young people.

If you fit into any of those scenarios, then you are a perfect candidate for

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Caring for tomato plants properly for bountiful harvest

By Tim Baker, horticulture specialist

After you’ve selected your tomato variety and planted it, taking care not to over fertilize it, you now need to think about how you will care for your future bountiful harvest.  Needless to say, if you don’t care for the plants properly, you won’t have a bountiful harvest.

First of all, you will need to stake your plants. Now perhaps you have seen tomatoes grown

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Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30.

At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The new regulation prohibiting hog hunting on MDC areas does not apply to private

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Advocating for Pollinators: CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers Focused on Aiding Pollinators

mu Pollinator Habitat 1 The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers continue to be advocates for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

Thirteen Research Centers planted monarch waystations, beginning in late January. The waystations include milkweed and other nectar sources that benefit all pollinators.

“By establishing a diverse habitat we’re helping the monarch population – and we’re also making an impact on other pollinators,” said Dusty Walter, Agricultural

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High heat and dry conditions can put fish ponds at risk

The combination of prolonged high heat and dry weather potentially threatens fish ponds, says a University of Missouri Extension fisheries and wildlife specialist.

“Fish are at risk from high water temperatures, oxygen depletion, increased disease potential and other problems as water levels drop in ponds through lack of runoff and evaporation,” said Bob Pierce.

“Ponds potentially most at risk are those that depend on water from surface runoff within a

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