Farm & Agriculture

One year-old Kali Carroll (Johnston) feels the fur on a mounted river otter on display at the river otter release near Kingston in April of 1985. Photo by Bill Bennett
Two weeks ago we learned that after hovering at an almost extirpated level of 35-70 animals for almost 50 years, Missouri’s otters got a second chance when the Missouri Department of Conservation embarked on a reintroduction program. Otters obtained in a baseball like three state trade were trucked...
STOCKTON, Mo. – Now is the time to seed oats and clovers to improve spring cattle grazing resources and reduce costs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis. “Feed is a major cow-calf operation cost,” says Davis. Oats and clovers are forages to seed now to improve...
Honeyberry bushes bear their teardrop-shaped fruit early in the spring, even before strawberry. Photo courtesy of Patrick Byers.
ELKLAND, Mo. –Blueberry is singing the blues. There’s a new berry in town. Berry lovers might say “pretty is as pretty does” applies to the flavorful honeyberry. Easy-growing and easygoing, it grows well in a variety of soils, sun and shade. It resists disease and pests. University of Missouri...
Source: Pat Guinan, 573-882-5908 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soil moisture, down to subsoil, normally helps farming. But as winter heads to spring, saturated soils become a concern for Missouri farmers. “The pressing situation is exceptional wetness across the Missouri River and upper Mississippi River basins...
Source: Craig Roberts, 573-882-0481 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Present weather with frequent freezing and thawing helps farmers overseed weakened pastures. Natural fluctuations in soil help work broadcast seed into thinned grass stands. “It’s no-till help,” says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension...
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)--Missouri Corn Growers Association President Mike Moreland of Harrisonville, Mo., released the following statement regarding today's passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the U.S. Senate. It now goes to the president's desk and will take effect once...
The Caldwell County Women in Agriculture will be holding a Sweet Treat Swap on January 9th at 6:30 p.m. at Joni’s Shed (North of Hamilton on Highway 13). Please bring a dessert and your recipe card. All women who have a passion for agriculture are invited. If you have any questions, please call the...
Source: Londa Nwadike, 816-482-5860 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule at a Jan. 15 workshop in Farmington, Mo., or a March 19 workshop in Olathe, Kan. Farms subject to the FSMA Produce Safety...
Nut crops are always popular in the fall, since they have been freshly harvested and are at their prime. One that is often found during holiday celebrations is the chestnut. This uniquely flavored nut can be grown in Missouri, so if you like them and have the space and appropriate site for at least...
The Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference is set for Feb. 11-12 in Kansas City. Sessions will look at using cover crops in row crop production, livestock and grazing, as well as environmental and economic issues. Photo courtesy of Charles Ellis.
Source: Charles Ellis, 636-528-4613 Registration is open for the Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference, Feb. 11-12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. The event will be at the KCI Expo Center, says Charles Ellis, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agricultural engineering. Ellis...

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