Archive - Aug 12, 2012

Seven-year-old wins giant pumpkin contest at State Fair

Ahna hugs her 169-pound winning pumpkin in the giant pumpkin contest.

Sedalia, Mo. – The Missouri State Fair has over 30,000 different agriculture exhibits from your traditional livestock shows to a large variety of other agriculture related competitions such as the giant pumpkin contest.

Seven-year-old Ahna Sinclair grew the winning pumpkin that weighed in at 169 pounds.

Recall of fruit, vegetable, and sandwhich products containing apples due to Listeria monocytogenes

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-  Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., of Swedesboro, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples, as listed below. 

Progress Toward a World Without Violence Against Women and Girls

Valerie Jarrett, Washington D.C. -  Eqlima is a young girl from Afghanistan. She lived with an abusive father and stepmother who often beat her. They even set her hair on fire. She escaped to a U.S. State Department-supported women’s shelter.

The staff helped move her away from her father and stepmother, and now is helping her move in with her older brother.

Deepening drought affects forests, fish, wildlife

MDC is working with partners to address drought effects on citizens, forest, fish and wildlife.

Jim Low, JEFFERSON CITY– Everything from trees to fish are feeling the pinch of heat and drought, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is tracking the effects of extreme summer weather and doing what it can to help people and nature.