Farm & Agriculture

Source: Tim Schnakenberg, 417-357-6812 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Native warm-season grasses can yield more forage than traditional tall fescue, says Tim Schnakenberg, University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist. Fans of native-warm season grasses like to use big bluestem, switch grass, Indian grass...
In 2007, we had a major ice storm in our area, and I wrote a couple of columns on how to deal with storm damage to trees. While we have seen a lot of ice this winter, the damage to trees has not been that bad for the most part. But soon, spring will be here, and the potential for damaging winds may...
Cows at Foremost Dairy relax more since waterbeds were installed last year. The waterbeds offer better cow comfort, which leads to more milk production. Photo by Stacey Hamilton.
Source: Scott Poock, 573-882-6359; Stacey Hamilton, 417-466-2148 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Water beds for cows improve comfort and milk production at the University of Missouri’s Foremost Dairy Research Center near Columbia. MU Extension veterinarian Scott Poock and dairy specialist Stacey Hamilton are part...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Iowa and Kansas of the deadline dates to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan...
Your Caldwell County FSA Staff would like to clean up our producer record database as we prepare for the 2019 crop year and a new Farm Bill.  If you have any unreported change of address, zip code, phone number(s), email address, new entity, or an incorrect name or business name on file they need...
Source: Kaitlyn Bissonnette, 573-882-3001 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Test for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in the spring before planting, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette. Data from MU researchers shows SCN field populations are becoming more virulent on commercial...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Toxin-free fescue gives long-term high gains, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension pasture specialist. He believes novel-endophyte tall fescue deserves first place in every livestock grazing farm. Added value comes from better animal growth and fewer death losses....
COLUMBIA, Mo. – On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri...
A new study soon to be released by the University of Missouri and agriculture industry partners including Missouri Farm Bureau finds that Missouri has the capability to grow the impact of its food and agriculture industry by over $25 billion in the next eight years. Dean Chris Daubert of the...
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Producers who want more cows and heifers calving in daylight hours should try to delay putting out hay and cubes until late in the day. “It may sound like an old wives’ tale, but it works and has unbiased research behind it,” said Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with...

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