Farm & Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Iowa and Kansas of the deadline dates to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan...
Your Caldwell County FSA Staff would like to clean up our producer record database as we prepare for the 2019 crop year and a new Farm Bill.  If you have any unreported change of address, zip code, phone number(s), email address, new entity, or an incorrect name or business name on file they need...
Source: Kaitlyn Bissonnette, 573-882-3001 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Test for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in the spring before planting, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette. Data from MU researchers shows SCN field populations are becoming more virulent on commercial...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Toxin-free fescue gives long-term high gains, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension pasture specialist. He believes novel-endophyte tall fescue deserves first place in every livestock grazing farm. Added value comes from better animal growth and fewer death losses....
COLUMBIA, Mo. – On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri...
A new study soon to be released by the University of Missouri and agriculture industry partners including Missouri Farm Bureau finds that Missouri has the capability to grow the impact of its food and agriculture industry by over $25 billion in the next eight years. Dean Chris Daubert of the...
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Producers who want more cows and heifers calving in daylight hours should try to delay putting out hay and cubes until late in the day. “It may sound like an old wives’ tale, but it works and has unbiased research behind it,” said Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with...
Every year, Extension agricultural specialists in the Northwest Region conduct meetings that we call “Ag Updates”. These are held in almost all of the counties in our region. The idea behind these meetings is to provide another place for pesticide applicators to obtain or renew their Private...
Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers. Prolonged drought last summer upset haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions Dec. 2 at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville....
“It was a great night to be a buyer,” Eldon Cole said after the Southwest Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale. Average price on 311 heifers was $1,586. That’s almost $200 per head below Cole’s prediction. The University of Missouri livestock specialist has managed 39 heifer sales. He...

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