Farm & Agriculture

In response to the tremendous interest in home food production, University of Missouri Extension now offers a free online course in basic vegetable gardening. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put an added financial strain on many Missouri families,” said MU Extension horticulturist David...
Some Missouri corn producers are seeing damage from cold, wet soil conditions and hail. Corn growers participating in the University of Missouri Extension Plant Sciences weekly online town hall meeting on May 8 reported seeing seedling leaves of corn twist and unfurl underground. Wet soil and cool...
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Pork Association and Missouri Farmers Care are teaming up to provide high-quality protein to families in need. These groups are helping Missouri pig farmers connect with local processors to donate pork to the state's food banks. Each hog processed into ground pork...
Growing up in rural Missouri we really didn't think about “a place to shoot our guns.” Maybe we just walked from the house and shot our .22's and later our muzzleloaders behind the pond. Sometimes we'd go to an old bridge where trash was dumped by the forefathers of the same folks who just chuck it...
A free University of Missouri Extension webinar series on home gardening begins 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. MU Extension specialists developed the eight-part series to help people who want to grow healthy foods, according to Juan Cabrera-Garcia, MU Extension horticulturist. The eight-part evening...
Photo credit to Linda Chittum
I'm not sure I am what you would call a “birder.” I don't officially keep a life list of birds that I have observed and identified. But I have observed and identified birds for most of my life. So it was a pleasant surprise Sunday to see and identify a brand new bird. Sharon and I had just finished...
University of Missouri Extension specialists say corn planting in cool soils increases risk of poor emergence, weak stands and disease. MU Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold’s research shows that planting too soon can slow emergence and reduce stand numbers. After a week of temperatures in the 20s...
Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to get healthy fruits, vegetables and other foods while supporting local farmers, says Londa Nwadike, University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist. Nwadike, who has a joint extension appointment with MU and Kansas State University, offers some...
In the middle of the worst pandemic the world has seen in a century, some perennial fear mongers haven’t taken a break from trying to scare people about their food. One of the worst offenders, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), recently released a report so filthy and dishonest that the word “...
Source: Stacey Hamilton, 417-466-2148; Scott Poock, 573-882-6359 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dairy farmers may need a plan to offset production costs as demand for milk products drops due to COVID-19, say dairy specialist Stacey Hamilton and veterinarian Scott Poock of University of Missouri Extension. Demand...

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