Farm & Agriculture

Source: Craig Payne, 573-882-8236 COLUMBIA, Mo. – The clock is ticking for livestock producers as new Food and Drug Administration rules go into effect in December governing all feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics that are considered medically important. Producers will need a veterinary feed...
Kingston, MO, February 23, 2016 – Caldwell County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Debbie Clevenger, reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the...
Signs of salt damage to shrubbery
Each winter, vast quantities of de-icing salt are applied to state and municipal roads to keep them safe for commuters, and salt is spread near houses to avoid pedestrian injuries. This is necessary for safety, but did you know excessive salt can cause widespread damage to trees and shrubs -...
Competitive sign-up deadline February 26
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the competitive sign-up deadline for its most popular voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), is Feb. 26, 2016. This will be one of the most competitive...
Junior top 10. Front row, from left: Addie Thomas, Kiley Braun, John Paul Quinn and Rose Quinn. Second row: Austin Mitchell, Alaina Link, Quincy Wiegand, Lyndsey Conley and Anya Cailleach. Back: Anne Marie Quinn.
Source: Shane Potter, 573-882-3835 COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Meats Judging contest on Feb. 6 drew 38 competing 4-H members. More than 50 FFA students also participated as practice for upcoming events, said Shane Potter, MU Extension 4-H youth development...
Holding meetings to discuss issues affecting Missouri cattle industry
Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund calls for Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to schedule hearing to investigate causes of late 2015 cattle price meltdown. Bill Bullard, CEO, R-CALF USA wants a formal hearing to determine — was it intentional manipulation of factors possibly by packers and or...
More Americans opting for butter over margarine
Source: Scott Brown, 573-882-3861 COLUMBIA, Mo. – The growing number of Americans opting for butter over margarine and other oils has given the U.S. dairy industry a much-needed boost. “That’s one of the reasons why milk prices didn’t decline more for dairy farmers in 2015,” says University of...
 For many insects, insecticidal soaps can be safely used.
Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension: House plants can sometimes attract insect pests such as aphids or mealybugs.  For many insects, insecticidal soaps can be safely sprayed on your houseplants to eliminate these pests.  Mealybugs are easily killed by touching them with...
Determine if a tree is worth saving.
Winter storms cause tremendous stress and severe damage to trees in the urban forest. Snapped or downed trees should be removed, but what about a tree that only suffers minor damage? How can a homeowner tell if a tree is safe enough to keep? Assessing the damage Minor damage - with only the...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The human body is more than 70 percent water and it needs to be replenished every day. But how good is the water you’re drinking? If you have a private well, testing the water once a year is a good idea. “Mainly what we want to check for is E. coli bacteria,” says Bob Broz,...

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