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Foreign ownership of Missouri farmland is a ‘growing problem’

(Missourinet) – A state House committee is considering whether to ban further purchases of Missouri agriculture land by foreign buyers. Family Farm Action, a 501(c)4 group, supports the legislation and says foreign ownership of Missouri farmland is a “growing problem.” During a Missouri House Economic Development Committee hearing on the bill, central Missouri Farmer Fred […]

Missouri Soybean Association Website

Missouri Soybean Association announces new President

Atchison County soybean farmer C. Brooks Hurst is the new president of the Missouri Soybean Association. Following his installation at the Commodity Classic conference, Hurst now leads the statewide advocacy organization for soybean growers. C. Brooks Hurst “I look forward to bringing farmers together to strengthen the soybean industry in our state,” Hurst said. “We’re […]

Thompson Research Center

Thompson Research Center designated “Pioneer Farm”

The Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program has enrolled more than 135,000 heifers on more than 850 farms during its 20 years of existence. The program, developed and spearheaded by David Patterson, a professor of reproductive physiology in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), celebrated its 20th anniversary during the […]


Assistance available to agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in […]

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Events to be held in Grundy and Livingston Counties for growers to recertify Pesticide Applicators License

University of Missouri Extension staff will be hosting events in Grundy and Livingston Counties for growers to obtain or be recertified for their Private Pesticide Applicators License. All growers are invited to attend these events. The Grundy County Applicator Training and Ag Update will be held Tuesday, February 27th at the Alexander Student Center (1204 […]

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Most of Missouri remains in drought

Most of Missouri remains in a drought, according to a map released Feb. 8 by the National Drought Mitigation Center. The drought affects livestock farmers facing dwindling hay reserves. Row crop farmers are eyeing the situation with caution as planting season nears. East-central, southeastern and south-central Missouri face the largest water deficits in the state, […]