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 […]

Missouri Farm Bureau

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 […]


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. […]

Soil Test

Inexpensive soil tests can save farmers thousands

Soil tests can save farmers thousands of dollars, says Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory. Too often, farmers follow routine fertilization schedules and end up applying too much fertilizer to fields, Nathan said. A simple soil test gives the farmer accurate information to guide nutrient management decisions. Two […]