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Livestock Symposium adds beef cattle marketing value

Beef producers will learn to capture added value in marketing at the 18th annual Kirksville Livestock Symposium, says Garry L. Mathes, chairman. Farmers and ranchers, who may be price takers, can learn to increase the value of their cattle, Mathes says. Panelists and speakers will tell how at the Symposium, Dec. 1-2.  Nationally recognized experts […]

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Department of Conservation partners with Audubon Conservation Ranching program

The Missouri Department of Conservation is assisting the National Audubon Society in implementing a beef program to benefit both ranchers and grassland birds. The Audubon Conservation Ranching program links consumers to beef produced on farms that provide good grassland bird habitat. When consumers buy beef certified under the Audubon program, they’re boosting habitat for birds […]

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USDA agriculture census to arrive in mail soon

University of Missouri Extension economists urges farmers to complete the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census should arrive in farmers’ mailboxes in December. It can be returned by mail or securely submitted online. MU Extension economist Ryan Milhollin says federal, state and local governments as well as agribusinesses, researchers, trade associations […]

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Farmers encouraged to ‘Keep the Stubble’ during No-Till November

During a special month-long campaign called “No-Till November,” the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging Missouri farmers to “keep the stubble” on their harvested crop fields and improve soil health. “The No-Till November campaign encourages farmers to keep tillage equipment in machine sheds this fall because tillage reduces the amount of valuable crop […]

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Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage begins today

The United States Department of Agriculture announced that farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year starting November 1. The enrollment period will end August 1, 2018, and farm producers not enrolled for the 2018 enrollment period will […]