Farm & Agriculture

Source: Raymond Massey, 573-884-7788 COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists have developed educational guides for those interested in growing industrial hemp. The Missouri Department of Agriculture plans to take applications for grower permits as of Dec. 2. The four guides...
Source: Charles Ellis, 636-528-4613 TROY, Mo. - Farmers who want to start growing cover crops can turn to “recipes” on the Midwest Cover Crops Council website. Free downloadable PDFs tell how and why to add cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation, says Charles Ellis, University of Missouri...
After the 1993 flood, MU Extension and other agencies sponsored a demonstration of a Post plow on land where Mike and Brian Strider farm. The plow turned up soil to mix with sand deposits left by floodwaters. Photo courtesy of Willie Aholt.
Source: William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621 HARDIN, Mo. – Soybean wait to be harvested where University of Missouri Extension held a demonstration in 1993 to show farmers how to renovate flooded fields with deep plowing. Father and son Mike and Brian Strider farm the land. Brian is...
Source: Eric Bailey, 573-884-7873 MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Missouri dairy farmers are in a good position to switch to beef with some changes, says University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist Eric Bailey. Dairy farmers already have assets such as land and equipment. More importantly, they know how...
This photo of Willie Aholt shows how deep the Post plow went and the depth of the sand deposits left by floodwaters. Photo courtesy of Willie Aholt.
Source: Greg Luce, 573-473-7079 AUGUSTA, Mo. – Many farm acres in Missouri ravaged by floods in 1993 and 1994 are productive today thanks to a 15-ton moldboard plow pulled by four bulldozers. A St. Charles County excavating company, Aholt & Sons, traveled throughout Missouri and Kansas to deep-...
Source: Scott Poock, 573-882-6359; Stacey Hamilton, 417-466-2148 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dairy calves that are fed higher-protein milk replacement produced more milk and had earlier weaning dates, improved health and better fertility rates, according to a new paper by University of Missouri Extension...
Source: Bill Wiebold, 573-882-0621 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Late maturing soybean face damage from early killing frost and need special attention for harvest and storage, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. Harvest frost-damaged soybean based on seed moisture content...
Source: Joe Horner, 573-882-9339 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Consolidation in the dairy industry has University of Missouri Extension helping dairy producers switch to beef. MU Extension recently sponsored a session for producers at MU’s Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon. The dairy industry began...
 “This fall, millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable they, unfortunately, are unlikely to eat,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. In the United States, this colorful member of the gourd family sells mainly...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule at workshops in November through January at several locations in Missouri. Workshops are set for Nov. 13 in Barnett; Dec. 4 in Waverly and Jan. 9, 2020, in...

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