Farm & Agriculture

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...
(COLUMBIA, Mo.) August 18, 2015 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is receiving one of 15 grants announced Monday by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in which USDA is partnering with state agencies to improve wildlife habitat and enhance public access for recreational opportunities...
(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The 113th Missouri State Fair gets underway this Thursday and will feature a variety of motorsports action. Tickets to the Pepsi Grandstand series and State Fair Arena events can be purchased at the State Fair Box Office, open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 10-12, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug....
Using leftover wheat as cover crop
Source: Tim J. Evans, 573-884-9270; William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fungus-infected wheat not bought by grain elevators at harvest may have use as seed for cover crop to protect soil over winter. Veterinary toxicologists at the University of Missouri see the...

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