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USDA ag census forms due February 5th

Forms for the 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture are due Feb. 5. University of Missouri Extension economists urges farmers to complete the census. It can be returned by mail or securely submitted online at agcensus.usda.gov. MU Extension economist Ryan Milhollin says federal, state and local governments as well as agribusinesses, researchers, trade […]

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Land lease programs set for January 31

The University of Missouri Extension will offer a land lease program at various locations in state at the end of the month. The program will be presented via Zoom or Skype the night of January 31st from 6 to 9 o’clock. Two of the locations where it will be presented include the Extension Center in […]

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Agriculture updates to be held in local area

The University of Missouri Extension will hold multiple Ag Updates in the area through the end of February. Ag Updates will be held at the Bethany Housing Authority January 24th, at the Carrollton Public Library January 31st, at the Braymer Sandwich Shop February 1st, at Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center in Albany February 7th, at the […]

Herbicide dicamba training

Online synthetic auxin herbicide applicator training opens

Online and in-person training on synthetic auxin herbicides, such as dicamba, is now available, says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. Bradley and MU researcher Mandy Bish teach the online, self-paced class. For more information, go to extension2.missouri.edu/synthetic-auxin-herbicide-applicator-training-program. The Missouri Department of Agriculture requires certified applicators to complete online or in-person training before […]

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Tickets now available for Northwest Missouri State University lecture featuring Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University who has established herself as a pioneer and globally recognized authority for improving the welfare and handling of farm animals, will deliver Northwest Missouri State University’s 2017-18 James H. Lemon Lecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled […]

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EPA extends deadline for poultry and livestock facilities

University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineering specialist Teng Lim advises poultry and livestock producers to be aware of an approaching deadline that could affect their operations. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended its deadline to Jan. 22 for producers to notify public agencies if their poultry and livestock facilities emit (air release) more than 100 […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture has collected first round of fines resulting from 2016 Dicamba investigations

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today the first wave of civil penalties issued to applicators, all from Dunklin County, as a result of investigations of complaints during the 2016 growing season. Civil penalties, ranging from $1,500 to $62,250, were issued for pesticide misuse (off-label use and drift). “It is important for appropriate enforcement action […]

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Dawn couple win Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence award

A couple from Dawn won the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award at the organization’s 103rd annual meeting. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst recognized Dylan and Meredith Lange for their involvement in the Farm Bureau, agriculture, and their community. The award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who have not […]

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Hickory Neighbors United of rural Grundy County: Odor remains an issue with CAFO’s

An attorney for Hickory Neighbors United of rural Grundy County has issued a statement claiming Governor Greitens’ administration is preventing the Missouri Air Conservation Commission from considering requests for air pollution regulations impacting CAFO’s or concentrated animal feeding operations. The requests, through the filing of several petitions that site health concerns, were submitted in September. […]