Farm & Agriculture

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Good yields from first-harvested soybean surprised Missouri farmers this fall. After rain-delayed planting followed by late drought, growers didn't expect much. “Yields have been surprisingly good from timely planted fields,” says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist...
COLUMBIA, MO (Oct. 29, 2015) -- MFA Oil Company, the seventh largest propane retailer in the United States, announces it has acquired Elaine Petroleum Distribution, Inc., a refined fuels supplier based in Elaine, Arkansas. The purchase strengthens MFA Oil’s position in eastern Arkansas as the...
By Wyatt Fraas, wyattf@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs The Center for Rural Affairs has worked to support and assist beginning farmers and ranchers for over 25 years. And increasingly, beginning farmer and rancher inquiries come from military veterans. They have the same needs as other new...
Salted Pumpkin Seeds
One of the best rewards during pumpkin season are the seeds. They taste great, can be flavored in multiple ways and are great for snacks and salad toppers. When you first remove the seeds from the pumpkin, however, it’s kind of a slimy mess. But it’s easy to clean them up. “Put the seeds, pulp and...
Turkey and Deer Hunting Guide
Archery Deer and turkey season is Sept. 15-Nov. 13, 2015 and Nov. 25, 2015-Jan. 15, 2016. Limits are two turkeys of either sex. Both may be taken on the same day. Using an archer's hunting permit, two deer, which may be of either sex, but only one antlered deer may be taken before Nov. 14. Fall...
Wheat can be planted through the end of October.
Source: Greg Luce, 573-884-2384 COLUMBIA, Mo. – In its Oct. 5 Crop Progress and Condition Report, USDA said the Missouri corn harvest is 67 percent complete, compared to just 42 percent this time last year. The state’s soybean harvest, at 17 percent complete, outpaces last year’s harvest by nine...
Farmers and Ranchers to Apply for Assistance
(COLUMBIA, MO) October 6, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced November 20 as the first cut-off date to apply for fiscal year 2016 funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).“EQIP provides tremendous support to...
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...

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