The University of Missouri Extension and Pro Harvest Resor Seeds sponsor a program on cover crops, forages, and animal health next month. The program will be held at Resor Seeds at 12513 LIV 255 east of Chillicothe the night of December 5th from 5 to 8 o’clock. Chad Fisher and Mike Resor of Resor Seeds […]
With the crop harvest winding down, GFG Ag Services Branch Manager Mike Batson gives an assessment of the harvest in the area. Batson assesses the harvest, discusses the challenges this year during the harvest as well as storage issues.
Six Missouri farms have joined a research project aimed at bringing more benefits to farmers and the environment. Darrick Steen represents both the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and the state’s Corn Merchandising Council. He says the Show-Me state famers in the project will concentrate on the use of cover crops, which are planted during the […]
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 […]
U.S Senator Roy Blunt is praising the selection of Richard Fordyce of Bethany as the state director of the Farm Service Agency, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Blunt said he has no doubt Fordyce’s leadership will strengthen the Farm Service Agency in Missouri, and keep agriculture thriving. Blunt said Fordyce, a fourth-generation […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2017 Farm Service Agency county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. “County committee members play an indispensable role in our efforts to provide assistance to producers,” said FSA Acting Administrator Steve Peterson. “They provide local […]
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 […]
Cooler temperatures continued and little rain early in the week allowed harvest to continue. Statewide, the temperature averaged 47.8 degrees, 6.0 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.24 inches statewide, 0.41 inches below normal. There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 29.
The National Advisor for the FFA organization, Steve Brown, says the FFA must update itself to reflect the changing needs of agriculture today, and in the future. Amy Seitz reports from the 90th annual National FFA Convention underway this week in Indianapolis. Many local and area school chapters have FFA members attending the […]