Farm & Agriculture

Maintaining farm roads.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Maintaining farm roads and driveways saves you time and money, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Bob Schultheis. “Probably the most used and abused parts of any farm are the driveway and access roads. A well-designed road will last a long time,” Schultheis says....
Provide outside pigs shade and mud holes for relief.
COLUMBIA, Mo. ­– Pigs can’t cool themselves through sweating and need special attention during heat waves, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutrition specialist Marcia Shannon. Pigs take priority over any other animals on the farm when temperatures rise, Shannon says. Pigs have few...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) requires farmers and ranchers participating in our programs to submit an annual report on all cropland use on their farms. Crop insurance agents for providers approved by the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) also require these...
Sandy Trosper to be guest speaker from Hamilton
Maysville, Mo. - The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the second annual Women in Ag “Happy & Healthy County Women” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on...
Crops in Missouri are showing signs of stress due to lack of precipitation and high temperatures.  This photo of corn was taken outside of Columbia on June 14, 2016.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Crops need rain and lower temperatures soon for relief. Most crops are “just a few days away from difficult times,” says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. “We can go from ‘not so bad’ to ‘pretty bad’ quickly,” Wiebold says. Crops need up to 1-2.2...
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Wednesday, June 15, 2016. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice...
Tomatoes need a pH of 6.5 to 7.0.
In my last column, I discussed the decision points in selecting a tomato variety for your home garden. Once you have made that important decision, you next need to select a site where they will thrive. As with most garden plants, tomatoes do best on a well-drained soil. This not only keeps the soil...
PALMYRA, Mo. – Average price for 146 replacement beef heifers was $1,977 in the Show-Me-Select sale at F&T Livestock Market, Palmyra, June 4. The top price was $2,300 per head, compared to tops of $2,500, $3,200 and $3,500 in earlier sales across the state. “The crowd was light, but people came...
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. The funds come through the...
Missouri haymakers face unusual spring weather challenges. More problems are ahead.
Making hay is more than working between rains, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. Grass seed heads have a bigger impact on hay quality than wet weather. For best nutrition, hay must be cut before grass transfers nutrients from the leaves into the seed, Roberts...

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