Missouri Farm Bureau

Grundy County Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting

The Grundy County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting later this month. The meeting will be held in the Lager Meeting Room at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm Campus south of Trenton the evening of September 21 at 6 o’clock. Missouri Farm Bureau Chief Administrative Officer Dan Cassidy will be the guest speaker. […]

Workshop

Workshop helps beginning farmers, ranchers, veterans understand ABCs of USDA, other agencies

Openings remain for a free Sept. 18 workshop to help beginning farmers, ranchers and veterans learn about resources offered by state and federal agencies. “Understanding the Alphabet Soup of USDA” workshop for beginning farmers and ranchers will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Follis Hall, Fredericktown, said Richard Proffer, MU Extension business […]

Sclerotinia stem rot on soybean

Rare soybean disease rears its head in Missouri

University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Wayne Flanary says about 160 acres of soybean in northwestern Missouri show symptoms of Sclerotinia stem rot. The MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic confirmed the disease, which can cause large losses in fields with high yield potential. Also known as white mold, Sclerotinia stem rot is rare in Missouri. This […]

Hogs

Hog farmers defy supply and demand; price outlook stays above expectation

This year, hog farmers dodged lower prices when they expanded sow herds and grew the second-largest pork supply since 2008. Prices stayed above expectation, says University of Missouri Extension economists. Growing exports and consumers’ love for bacon helped demand for growing supply. However, the economists caution, “At this rate, supply can outstrip demand.” Good times […]