Farm & Agriculture

Source: Pat Guinan, 573-882-5908 The public is invited to submit information to help local, state and national decision-makers assess drought conditions and impacts in Missouri. You may submit information about conditions in your area to a new national survey called Drought Condition Monitoring...
COLUMBIA, MO, July 15, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Missouri State Director Jeff Case today announced that USDA is investing $1,331,200 to improve critical community facilities and equipment throughout the state. Over 41,000 rural Missourians will benefit from the...
Background On March 27th, 2020, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund and appropriated $150 billion to the Coronavirus Relief Fund.  Under the CARES Act, the...
When it first appears, Fuligo septica looks like scrambled eggs. As it dries, it gradually turns brown and takes on an appearance that has prompted the nickname 'dog vomit slime mold.' Photo by Curt Wohleber, MU Extension.
Source: Lee Miller, 573-882-5623 Fuligo septica, also known as “dog vomit slime mold,” is the latest slimy woodland thing to slither into 2020’s wet spring and summer. When it first appears, this peculiar species of plasmodial slime mold looks like bright yellow scrambled eggs, says University of...
Tractors and loaders are an invaluable resource in the feedyard for a multitude of daily tasks. To keep operators safe while operating tractors and loaders, it’s necessary to understand how use of a front-end loader impacts the stability of a machine. Identifying tractor and loader safety...
Source: Peter Scharf, 573-882-0777 Use of in-season nitrogen on corn has increased in Missouri and surrounding states over the past 10 years. What used to be rare is now common. Some of these applications are planned, but others are to give corn yields a boost when wet weather causes nitrogen loss...
By Eric Bohl A Missouri Farm Bureau survey brings to life many of the hidden effects of COVID-19 on farmers and rural communities. While the on-farm impacts have been dramatic, the personal effects are even more painful to read: “I have not seen my first grandchild yet.” “My daughter didn’t get to...
Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is holding its seventh-annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise on July 18, 2020. Tractors will travel through Buchanan and Andrew Counties on a 38-mile loop. The event will begin and end at Ag-Power, 10031 US Highway 36, near Easton. “The...
It's been probably fifty years since it happened, but I still remember the incident. I was walking on a narrow dirt path made by my friends sheep to cross a wooded ditch.  We had taken the short cut from his old house to where his folks had built their new place on the hill. The brush had obscured...
Appropriate livestock handling practices can benefit producers in regard to herd health, performance and meat quality. Understanding a few principles of cow behavior can also help create a much safer work environment. Regardless of the techniques used to move or manage cattle, doing so in a calm...

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