Farm & Agriculture

ELAP assistance is provided for losses not covered by other disaster assistance programs.
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain...
University of Missouri Extension specialist Ted Probert, left, says compost-bedded pack barns provide many benefits for dairy cows. Dwight Fry, right, says one of the benefits has been reduced somatic cell counts, an indicator of higher milk quality. Photo by Linda Geist
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – Brothers Dwight and David Fry remember the day that they decided to build bedded pack barns for their dairy cows. They visited neighbor David Gray’s barns on a winter day when sleet was pounding down. “His cows were lying there in the barn chewing their cud and making milk,”...
Garden peas tolerate light frosts and can germinate in relatively cool soil.
Source: David Trinklein, 573-882-9631 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few things match the culinary delight of fresh peas from the family garden, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Peas are tastiest immediately after being picked, before too much of the sugar converts to starch....
Source: Patrick Davis, 417-276-3313 STOCKTON, Mo. – Patience pays off for cattle producers who wait for fescue to grow some before turning cattle out for spring grazing, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis. “After a long winter of feeding hay, producers are...
Grazing school to be held in Albany.
What is a Management Intensive Grazing System? Management intensive grazing (also known as rotational grazing management) is a system where grazing is managed for both the benefit of the livestock and forage. Livestock graze in each pasture long enough to harvest the forage, but are removed before...
Spotted lanternfly, photo by Penn State Extension
“The genie’s out of the bottle” on the spotted lanternfly, University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice told farmers Feb. 8 at the second annual NEMO Soils and Crop Conference in Palmyra. Rice gave farmers an update on insects to watch in the upcoming growing season. He urged them to...
The Rosmann Farm
SPRING VALLEY, WI –The Rosmanns of Rosmann Family Farms near Harlan, Iowa, will be honored Feb. 22 as the 2018 Organic Farmers of the Year at the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wis. This prestigious award recognizes Midwest farmers for outstanding land management, innovative...
Toxic Fescue
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Beef herd owners serious about improving fescue pastures—and their beef herds—can learn how in a March 6 meeting at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center, Mount Vernon. Kentucky 31 toxic tall fescue causes endless losses in cows and calves, says Craig Roberts,...
Source: Jared Decker, 573-882-2504 Beef-cow herd owners will learn new ways to raise better calves at three University of Missouri meetings in March. The sessions lead producers from proven breeding to new uses of DNA. MU Extension animal scientists David Patterson and Jared Decker will lead the...
Firefighters, farmers train for grain bin rescue.
What would happen in your community if someone became engulfed in grain while working in a grain bin? Dan Neenan, director of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), hopes emergency personnel would have the necessary training and equipment to rescue the person or persons in...

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