Farm & Agriculture

Farm Safety Week Sept. 20 -26
CENTRALIA, Mo. – Mid-Missouri farmer Brian Flatt had climbed up the ladders of grain bins on his farm with a screwdriver or grease gun in hand thousands of times. But this time was different. While he waited for a load of corn to empty one mid-September day, he decided to check out a faulty...
JEFFERSON CITY — A diverse business coalition, including the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has filed a suit to stop the City of St. Louis from enacting an ordinance mandating that employers pay a higher minimum wage in St. Louis versus the rest of the state. As the state’s largest...
Safety tips for farmers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Farming is a very important, yet also very dangerous, job. In fact, it is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, farming accounted for 23.2 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2013. During National Farm Safety and Health...
Farm Safety & Health Week
Source: Karen Funkenbusch, 573-884-1268 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dust flies everywhere when combining, loading, unloading and drying grain. Farmworkers can reduce its effects by wearing protective gear, says University of Missouri Extension state health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. During Farm...
Share the Harvest
Jefferson City, MO | September 15, 2015 - Share the Harvest helps provide healthy, protein-rich meat to Missourians in need. The program began in 1992 and has since donated over 3.3 million pounds of venison to the needy. Share the Harvest is a partnership of dedicated citizens, agencies and...
I can still remember back to when I was a kid growing up on the family farm and one of the most exciting times for me was fall deer season. I can recollect waiting at the house for my dad to return, hoping that one of the gun shots I had heard that morning was his and that he would be bringing a...
Bull named Grand Champion and Supreme Champion at Livingston County Fair
Max Herring of Tina, Mo. is shown with his bull that was named Grand Champion Angus Bull and Supreme Champion Bull at the Livingston County Fair on July 16th in Chillicothe.
Cow herds growing
Source: Scott Brown, 573-882-3861 COLUMBIA, Mo. – The U.S. cow herd is growing after decades of decline. That means more beef supply. Traditional supply-and-demand law says beef prices will drop. After recent years of record high cattle prices, herd owners need not panic. A Sept. 15 field day at...
  CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRSBy Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced expansion of Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance to all states and counties. WFRP was first made available for the 2015 crop year, and...
Brown shows waterhemp in a spare stand of soybean crop that received too much rain. Constant rains washed away herbicides that kill the prolific weed.
Source: Raymond Massey, 573-884-7788; William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621; Pat Guinan, 573-882-5908; Kevin Bradley, 573-882-4039; Judith Stallmann, 573-882-6455 COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 45 years of farming, Boone County farmer Robert Brown has never seen anything like the flood of troubles...

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