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Missouri Department of Agriculture opens entries for annual “Focus on Missouri Agriculture” photo contest

The Missouri Department of Agriculture today launched the 10th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest, asking Missourians to share the unique stories and images of agriculture through photographs. The contest, which runs through June 14, is an opportunity for amateur photographers across the state to submit their best images of Missouri agriculture. That image […]

Missouri Soybean Association Website

Missouri Soybean Association District Director election results

The leadership team for the Missouri Soybean Association welcomes a new farmer-leader following this month’s district director elections. Russell Wolf, a farmer from Tipton, was elected to the Association’s board of directors during the District 5 meeting February 18 in Marshall. He joins his fellow board members in guiding the organization’s policy, advocacy and membership […]

Cows grazing in pasture

Use sound grazing practices to reduce overgrazing and weeds

Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Valerie Tate. Last year’s extreme weather conditions created a forage shortage. As a result, many pastures were overgrazed.  When pastures are overgrazed, there is little green leaf material […]

Drought

2018 drought report now available online

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted the 2018 Drought Response Report to Governor Parson today. The report provides detailed information about 2018 drought conditions and the state’s response to the drought. “Shortly after taking office, we witnessed one of the worst droughts we have experienced in many years,” said Governor Mike Parson. “As a […]

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Researchers use UAVs to track insect dispersal patterns

In a paper to be released soon, researchers tell how they used drones to track migration patterns of pests. “This research will help us quickly determine habitat preference and dispersal patterns for newly detected invasive insect species,” says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice. That information can help farmers decide how to […]