Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has released totals for deer harvested by young hunters during the late youth portion of the 2018 deer season.

According to a press release issued Monday, the MDC reported preliminary data showing hunters ages 6-15 harvested a total of 2,556 deer between Nov. 23 and 25.

“Of the 2,556 deer harvested, 1,140 were antlered bucks, 336 were button bucks, and 1,080 were does,” the release said.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced yesterday it will not pursue Special Local Needs (24c) labels for Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax for 2019’s growing season. This follows a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the registration of the three Dicamba products for another two years with some special provisions and safeguards.


Missouri Department of Conservation

On today's episode of Going Public, we sit down with AJ Hendershott, the educational regional supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, about concerns with chronic wasting disease, also known as CWD. The disease, which is fatal to deer, has been found in white-tailed deer in 11 Missouri counties.

AJ Hendershott:

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This week, over 200 lady landowners and farmers gathered in Cape Girardeau for the 24th annual Women in Agriculture conference. Hosted by the Missouri Women in Agriculture organization, the event is held in a different region of the state each year, and southeast Missouri was selected to be highlighted for 2018.

The apples won't be harvested until October. But when fourth-generation fruit grower Phil Schwallier walks through his orchard in Sparta, Mich., he already knows which ones he won't be able to sell.