Farm & Agriculture

Farmers need more research showing cover crops increase yields, reduce erosion and add nutrients back to the soil in corn-soybean rotation before they adopt the practice, says University of Missouri researcher Ranjith Udawatta. Few farmers in the Corn Belt, especially Missouri, have adopted the...
Dicamba Training Dates
On Oct. 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for off-target movement of Dicamba and further ensure effective use of three pesticides: DuPont’s FeXapan, BASF’s Engenia and Monsanto’s...
Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law Explained
A program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Tuesday evening, February 13th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Buchanan County Extension Center that is located at 4125 Mitchell Avenue in St. Joseph, Missouri. There is a $15 charge for this meeting, which...
Southwest Missouri dairy producer David Gray is one of the first in his area to use compost bedded pack barns. Cows raised using this system enjoy greater comfort, produce more milk and have fewer health problems. Photo by Linda Geist.
Happy, healthy cows give more milk. Southwestern Missouri dairy farmers find that cows housed in compost bedded pack barns are healthy, happy and produce more milk, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert. Bedded pack barns are structures used to house livestock by...
More farmers have optimistic outlook for 2018.
Missouri Farm Bureau’s second annual FARMometer survey showed a number of positive trends in the attitudes of our state’s farmers and ranchers. The 1,200-plus attendees at MFB’s Annual Meeting at Tan-Tar-A in early December were polled on a number of agriculture-related topics, with the questions...
Missouri farmers are filled with hope for what 2018 may bring.
By Eric Bohl “America doesn’t make anything anymore.” How often have you heard this in the past year? We’re constantly told that China is eating our lunch, Mexico is making our cars and emerging markets like Vietnam or the Philippines are outsmarting and outproducing American workers. Most of these...
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)--The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council will be awarding seven deserving students $1,000 scholarships. Applications for the Missouri Corn Scholarship Program are now available for high school seniors and college juniors pursuing a degree...
Did you sow any wheat this fall?  In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline for each crop they have.  If you sowed wheat and haven’t already done...
COLUMBIA, MO, November 30, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the award of two grants to help rural water and sewer utilities recover from recent and future natural disasters. “USDA is a strong partner in the long-term recovery of rural communities after a season of devastating...
You can take samples to your county MU Extension center.
If a little is good, a lot must be better. All too often, that’s the approach home gardeners take when plants and flowers don’t do well, says University of Missouri Extension soil scientist Manjula Nathan. Trying to improve flower beds and vegetable gardens by adding more fertilizer and topsoil may...

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