Farm & Agriculture

Wettest May to July on record
COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the end of July, Missouri fell a few raindrops shy of having the wettest May to July on record. Before the final tally of the average, the rain totaled 22.41 inches. The wet record was only 0.14 inch more at 22.55 in 1981. Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – New soybean varieties resistant to weedkillers 2,4-D and dicamba are expected to be available to Missouri producers next year, pending regulatory review. The new varieties offer more options for soybean producers contending with the growing number of weeds resistant to glyphosate...
Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension: Potato scab can be a serious disease of potatoes, causing symptoms from brown lesions to deep pits in the tuber.  The organisms that cause potato scab live in the soil, and cause problems when the soil pH is too high.  If you have...
Diseased wheat
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This year’s record-breaking rain and continued wet weather has led to serious problems in wheat fields. Farmers have had a tough time harvesting the wheat crop in the first place, and now disease is making it hard or even impossible to sell, says Pat Westhoff, director of the Food...
40 Million birds destroyed in Iowa and Minnesota
40 Million birds destroyed in Iowa and Minnesota Source: Jeffre Firman, 573-882-9427 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Following two cases of avian influenza early this year, Missouri has been influenza-free. Other states have not been so lucky. University of Missouri Extension poultry specialist Jeff Firman says...
USDA Programs popular with farmers
An overwhelming number of farmers and ranchers certify to follow Conservation Compliance Guidelines, building on long-standing participation through other USDA programs. WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that over 98.2 percent of producers have met the...
More acres eligible for Wildlife Habitat
More acres eligible for Wildlife Habitat (COLUMBIA, Mo.) –July 16, 2015 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Mark Cadle today announced that an additional 7,500 acres of agricultural land in Missouri is eligible for funding for wildlife...

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