Farm & Agriculture

By UNMC, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Omaha, NE Feedyard silage-related tragedy doesn’t discriminate: it can happen to employers, owners, or bystanders, resulting in serious injury or death. Keith Bolsen, Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University, says, “No one should...
Source: Brent Carpenter, 573-882-6121; Gene Schmitz, 660-438-5012 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Beef producers will soon spend a lot on hay and supplement. Just how much can vary and depends on many moving factors, say two University of Missouri Extension specialists. Agricultural business specialist Brent...
Source: Scott Brown, 573-882-3861; Zac Erwin, 660-665-9866 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers needing heifers to replace old cows, or sold cows, are at a good time. This fall’s Show-Me-Select heifer sales offer spring-calving replacements to build herds. Recent declining profits and bad winters forced...
Source: Raymond Massey, 573-884-7788 COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists have developed educational guides for those interested in growing industrial hemp. The Missouri Department of Agriculture plans to take applications for grower permits as of Dec. 2. The four guides...
Source: Charles Ellis, 636-528-4613 TROY, Mo. - Farmers who want to start growing cover crops can turn to “recipes” on the Midwest Cover Crops Council website. Free downloadable PDFs tell how and why to add cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation, says Charles Ellis, University of Missouri...
After the 1993 flood, MU Extension and other agencies sponsored a demonstration of a Post plow on land where Mike and Brian Strider farm. The plow turned up soil to mix with sand deposits left by floodwaters. Photo courtesy of Willie Aholt.
Source: William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621 HARDIN, Mo. – Soybean wait to be harvested where University of Missouri Extension held a demonstration in 1993 to show farmers how to renovate flooded fields with deep plowing. Father and son Mike and Brian Strider farm the land. Brian is...
Source: Eric Bailey, 573-884-7873 MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Missouri dairy farmers are in a good position to switch to beef with some changes, says University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist Eric Bailey. Dairy farmers already have assets such as land and equipment. More importantly, they know how...
This photo of Willie Aholt shows how deep the Post plow went and the depth of the sand deposits left by floodwaters. Photo courtesy of Willie Aholt.
Source: Greg Luce, 573-473-7079 AUGUSTA, Mo. – Many farm acres in Missouri ravaged by floods in 1993 and 1994 are productive today thanks to a 15-ton moldboard plow pulled by four bulldozers. A St. Charles County excavating company, Aholt & Sons, traveled throughout Missouri and Kansas to deep-...
Source: Scott Poock, 573-882-6359; Stacey Hamilton, 417-466-2148 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dairy calves that are fed higher-protein milk replacement produced more milk and had earlier weaning dates, improved health and better fertility rates, according to a new paper by University of Missouri Extension...
Source: Bill Wiebold, 573-882-0621 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Late maturing soybean face damage from early killing frost and need special attention for harvest and storage, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. Harvest frost-damaged soybean based on seed moisture content...

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