Farm & Agriculture

Taking the time to check the moisture content before harvesting could save a lot of trouble later.
Drought has damaged corn in many areas. Growers should examine fields for grain potential. Corn fields and even some irrigated fields have suffered severe drought or heat damage. Silage can salvage this crop, but some harvest modifications may be needed.  Most of the green, low grain corn is too...
Friendly weeds may prove welcome this year.
Stunted, stemmy pastures unable to support grazing cattle have potential. Depend on fall rains to bring fall regrowth, says University of Missouri Extension forage agronomist Craig Roberts. Cool-season grass growth always slumps in summer. Fescue goes dormant. This year, the slump dives deep with...
Managed grazing systems among the most profitable dairy farms.
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – Five to 10 percent of dairy farms close each year, in part because of a lack of skilled laborers, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert. To help the dairy industry survive, a national nonprofit organization has created an apprenticeship program to...
Landowners and land renters can help their neighbors by filling out a survey on their cash-rent rates. Ray Massey, University of Missouri Extension economist, Columbia, seeks responses to an online survey. This is something new for the MU guide, which is updated every three years. Respondents...
Our mission is to promote pride and interest in agriculture.
Maysville/Gallatin Mo. – Make plans to attend the fourth annual Women in Ag Event on Thursday, September 20, 2018, hosted by the DeKalb and Daviess County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), MU Extension and Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).  The...
(Kingston, MO), June 26, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. According to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Caldwell County Executive Director...
Comments from Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst
“Farming is unpredictable, and the huge costs of doing business can be lost in a single storm or lack thereof. The farm bill has helped farmers manage these risks for decades so we can survive the bad years and continue to feed, clothe and fuel the world. “Keeping a strong crop insurance program...
Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions.
Source: Eric Bailey, 573-884-7873 COLUMBIA, Mo. – In dry weather with short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows’ needs to available grass is to sell cows. Give careful thought to which grass eaters go first, says Eric Bailey, University of Missouri...
Spider Mite
by Tim Baker Recently I was talking with a grower who was having problems with his watermelons. From his description, it sounded like it could be spider mites. With the hot and dry weather we have been experiencing lately, it seemed like a strong possibility. These conditions really favor spider...
Dairy producers urged to act now to re-enroll in the Margin Protection Program
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference...

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